A major reason Trump’s campaign message resonated so strongly
As he campaigned for president, Donald Trump spoke about American companies that were planning on closing their U.S. based facilities and moving to Mexico. Air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corp. was one of the companies Trump called out by name. With its intended relocation 1,400 jobs at its Indianapolis-based manufacturing facility would have been lost. Think of that as 1,400 families wondering how they would keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.
With his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration still weeks away, president-elect Donald Trump has already secured an early victory as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence directly intervened calling Gregory Hayes the CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier’s parent company, persuading the manufacturer to remain in Indiana.
Under terms of the agreement, Carrier will receive tax incentives from the state economic development corporation to keep the jobs in the state.
Watch this video to see why Donald Trump’s election was not a shock to those who pay attention to what’s actually going on in this country. When a company official told longtime employees, “I want to be clear. This is strictly a business decision,” it moved lifelong Democrats to vote for the man who promised to keep American jobs in America. Carrier workers in Indiana are paid approximately $20 an hour as compared to Mexican workers who would have earned $3. During the announcement, the company rep repeatedly told the disgusted employees to quiet down.
United Technologies Corporation (UTX) took a nosedive on the heels of its announced move to Mexico and is still trying to rebound.
Other companies Trump mentioned during the campaign that were poised to head south are Ford Motor Co. and Nabisco, maker of all-America cookie favorite Oreo.