This post was written by Connor Balough
President-elect Donald Trump is not even in office yet and he’s already keeping and saving jobs. On thanksgiving the media mocked him when he tweeted that he’s working hard to keep defense contractor company Carrier in Indiana, after they announced in February that they would be closing two factories and relocating their facilities to Mexico.
The shock came hard to many hard working Indiana residents that worked and depended on the factory. The New York Times had just taken a hard hit from Donald Trump the day before when he had all the major news reporters and executives in his office at Trump Tower just to let them hear what liars and biased reporters they are, so that paper was the only one not to mock Trump.
Here is the announcement below:
Donald Trump will meet with Carrier this Thursday when he flies to Indiana, and they will announce details of the plan.
The company, which is owned by defense contractor United Technologies, announced in February that it would close two Indiana plants — a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that employs 1,400 workers and a United Technologies Electronic Controls plant in nearby Huntington, Indiana, that employs 700.
The company planned to send that work to Mexico starting next year, a move that would have saved it $65 million a year in labor costs, according to the union that represents the workers.
United Technologies is a leading defense contractor that benefits from billions of dollars in federal spending, so it needs to maintain good relations with the incoming Trump administration.
United Technologies collects about $5.6 billion in annual revenue from U.S. government contracts, according to company filings, which is equal to about 10% of its overall revenue.
Many workers were surprised when interviewed by the media after the Thanksgiving tweet by Trump.
More information will come out on Thursday but this is yuuuge news for America and gives us a peak into what president Trump’s time in office can be expected to look like.
Trump talked about this in his speeches for years, and he’s finally able to make good on it. No doubt he is very excited to help make America great again.