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CALL 6: Not all Carrier jobs going to Mexico

Posted at 1:03 PM, Mar 23, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carrier workers weren't pleased to see outsiders show up Wednesday at the warehouse in Indianapolis.

They thought the visitors were from Monterrey, Mexico, who were sent to observe their operations.

It turns out the visitors are from Texas where an unknown number of the Carrier jobs will end up.

VIDEO | Employees react to news that Carrier is moving from Indy to Mexico 

"Our intention is to relocate our Indianapolis distribution center and transfer activity to an existing third-party vendor in San Antonio, Texas, not Mexico," Carrier spokeswoman Michelle Caldwell said. "We do not currently have employees from our Mexico operations observing our activities."

It's been a stressful time for hundreds of workers since United Technologies announced on February 10 that it was moving its production jobs from Indianapolis to existing plants in Monterrey, Mexico beginning in 2017.

TIMELINE | Carrier to ship 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico

Monterrey is just two hours south of the Texas border. It's in the state of Nuevo Leon which boasts that 3,000 foreign businesses have operations in their region. Carrier currently has four plants in Monterrey with about 2,000 employees.

The facilities produce rooftop air conditioners and at some point will manufacture the furnaces that are made in Indianapolis. The units are sold under a variety of brand names including  Bryant, Carrier, KeepRite, Payne, Tempstar, Comfortmaker, Heil, Arcoaire and Day & Night. These are manufactured at the Indianapolis plant.

The United Steelworkers Union Local 1999 held a protest outside the plant Wednesday afternoon.

It was the first public protest this month and the first on the west side involving the company's decision to move jobs to Monterrey.

FULL COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Carrier to ship 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico |  Hogsett calls on Carrier to return $1.2M within 30 days Coats, Donnelly have 'disappointing' meeting with Carrier execs | IEDC responds to Sen. Donnelly's comments on Carrier |  Sen. Donnelly: Carrier never cited federal regulations as reason for move | Union president: 'We're not going away quietly' | Carrier employees protest move at statehouse| Pence on Carrier meeting: 'I don't want to create any false hope for people' Moving to Mexico: What you need to know about Monterrey, Mexico  | Moving to Mexico: On the ground in Monterrey, Mexico, where Carrier is moving  Trump weights in on Carrier relocation to Mexico  | Carrier: Company did not receive $5M in federal stimulus funds  | President of United Steelworkers Union: No hope of saving 1,400 jobs  | Carrier employees, local businesses reel after announcement of move to Mexico  | WATCH: Employees react to news that Carrier is moving from Indy to Mexico  | Pence to review Carrier's plans to move to Mexico  | TRUMP: Carrier should be taxed for their goods after move to Mexico  | Hogsett, Donnelly meet with Carrier workers  | City, state stepping in to help Carrier employees | Indiana leaders ask Carrier for a meeting to try to keep the plant, jobs in the state


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