Carrier says it still backs free trade after Trump deal
United Technologies Corporation’s Carrier said in a statement on Wednesday that it had “very productive” talks with president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence, and it restated its belief in the “benefits of free trade.”
Carrier officially announced that it will continue its Indiana operations, thus retaining more than 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis. The company stated that the deal with Trump benefits its workers, and that the incoming administration is committed to supporting the business community. It characterized state incentives as an “important consideration.”
“This agreement in no way diminishes our belief in the benefits of free trade and that the forces of globalization will continue to require solutions” aimed at increasing U.S. competitiveness, the air-conditioner manufacturer concluded.