Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, but he is already producing results for the American people.
Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Trump tweeted that he was “working hard” to get the air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier to keep their plant in Indiana instead of moving over 1,400 jobs to Mexico.
“Soon” happened on Tuesday, as United Technologies, the company that owns the two Indiana plants originally slated for closure, announced their intention to keep almost 1,000 jobs at their Indianapolis Carrier plant.
According to CNN, it wasn’t immediately clear whether the 400 remaining jobs at the Indianapolis plant or 700 at a nearby United Technologies Electronic Controls plant in Huntington would also be saved, but this still represents a tremendous step in the right direction.
Both Donald Trump and his vice president, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, will announce the specifics of the deal on Thursday. Since United Technologies is a defense contractor to the tune of around $5.6 billion dollars annually, or around 10 percent of its overall revenue, maintaining good relations with the solidly America-first Trump administration is in their best interests.
According to CNN, the government also pays almost $1.5 billion per year towards the company’s research and development.
We don’t know the details of the deal yet, but this represents a LOT more than the $64 million in labor costs they were originally hoping to “save.”
The company’s original February announcement contributed significantly to galvanize Trump supporters, particularly in the hard-hit rust belt, as they rallied around the only candidate talking about the negative impact bad trade deals have had on American manufacturing.
Needless to say, this early Trump win has created quite the social media buzz.
— ❌ Ivan the Deplorable ❌ (@OccamsRazorCuts) November 30, 2016
Go figure, if you CUT TAXES and CUT REGULATIONS companies will stay https://t.co/CvFcjqb5NR
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 30, 2016
I literally am bursting at the seems with happiness.
The man isn't even President, and he's working for us. I love you, Trump. #Carrier
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 30, 2016
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