For once, corporation says 'adios' to Mexico

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump (May '16 pic)Indiana employees of Carrier may have received an early Christmas present this week: learning they will keep jobs that were moving to Mexico.

The decision was announced Tuesday by President-elect Donald Trump, via his personal Twitter account. He also stated plans to travel to the Hoosier State on Thursday to unveil the agreement.

Carrier Corp. also issued a statement confirming it had reached a deal to remain in the U.S., The Associated Press reported.  

"I think that this is an indication," says Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, "that some of what Donald Trump was saying to the industrial heartland about manufacturing is indeed something that he has a focus on."

Carrier announced in February it was shutting down the Indianapolis plant, stranding 1,400 U.S. workers, and Trump mentioned the plant on the campaign trail and criticized its plans.

"I would like to tell (Trump) thank you," 24-year Carrier employee Robin Manyard told Fox News, "for going out of your way, and taking your time away from your family, working on the Carrier and employees' deal."

There are no details yet, Paul says, so it's advisable to "reserve judgment" about the deal. But he says it's a happy occasion for workers who were expecting to watch their jobs leave Indiana for Mexico.

Paul tells OneNewsNow that the U.S. Department of Labor has been notified of more than 1,600 plant layoffs or plant closures in just the last two years.

In July, Paul reminded OneNewsNow that President Barack Obama had promised one million new manufacturing jobs during his second term. About one-third of that number had been created by June, mostly in automotive manufacturing.

Paul says Indiana's diverse manufacturing base includes steel, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, among other manufacturing sectors.

The state is more dependent on manufacturing jobs than any other state, he adds, more than Ohio, Wisconsin and other states in the Rust Belt.

"I can't understate (manufacturing's) importance to Hoosiers," he says.

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