The facility is designed to help address the what the industry expects to be a national shortage of 400,000 HVAC technicians by 2033 that would significantly hamper the installation and maintenance of HVAC units across the country.
The three companies will be United Technologies, which will house its aerospace and defense industry supplier businesses; Otis, the maker of elevators, escalators and moving walkways; and the Carrier air conditioning and building systems business.
Carrier said Tuesday the layoffs originally planned for Dec. 22 will now occur Jan. 11 and affect fewer workers than expected.
Chuck Jones grabbed headlines in December after he publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier Corp.
More than a year after the local shutdown announcement that landed Carrier Corp. in the national news, the manufacturer has finally released an official count of the number of jobs it plans to cut.
The person hired for the position is expected to help workers from Carrier Corp. and Rexnord Corp. who are about to lose their jobs—along with trying to help revitalize old industrial sites.
Connecticut-based United Technologies, the parent firm of Carrier Corp., said in a statement that its plans to send 700 Huntington jobs to Mexico haven’t changed.
Under a deal with Indiana officials, Carrier Corp. plans to keep hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis and upgrade its facility for gas furnace production.
President-elect Donald Trump is reviving the persuasive art of “jawboning” as he uses the bully pulpit to strong-arm straying manufacturers. But for how long will it be effective, and is it in the long-term best interest of the economy?
President-elect Donald Trump’s job-retention deal with Carrier Corp. could have symbolic value, some business and economic experts say, but isn't likely to alter long-term manufacturing trends.
Carrier Corp. was motivated to retain 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis by a state incentive package and the possibility of losing a “favorable relationship with federal contractors,” according to a prominent IEDC board member.
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to be in Indianapolis on Thursday to detail the deal.
United Steelworkers Local 1999 president Chuck Jones said Friday that he doesn't want the plant's workers to get their hopes up, but said "some hope is better than none at all."
The company, which has announced plans to move 1,400 jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico by 2019, confirmed Thursday it has had discussions with president-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration.
The city of Indianapolis has received a $355,000 federal grant to help support about 1,400 workers displaced by Carrier Corp. The grant will be used to hire a “recovery coordinator.”
It’s been an applause line for Donald Trump throughout his presidential campaign, and he came back to the topic several times during his speech at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The money recovered from Carrier Corp. and its parent firm equals the amount the city provided in tax incentives in 2011. The company also has returned $380,000 to the state.
Proprietary manufacturing jobs—such as those in the aerospace, automotive and life sciences sectors—are likely to even grow as employers seek talent and quality control. But lower-skilled basic production work is on its way out to international markets like China, India and Mexico, where wages are a fraction as expensive.
That’s less than 1 percent of United Technologies Corp.’s annual revenue in the heating and air conditioning section of its business, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
The officials say the company should meet with them and come up with a “pragmatic” solution.