Elected officials pen letter to Carrier Corporation to address move to Mexico
The Carrier Corporation will soon receive a letter from elected leaders in Indiana calling for a meeting.
The government officials are banding together to put pressure on the company, which has announced plans to move its Indianapolis manufacturing plant - and 2,000 Hoosier jobs - to Mexico over the next three years.
Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Congressmen Andre Carson and Marlin Stutzman, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters and Governor Mike Pence signed the bi-partisan letter.
The elected leaders say they want to talk to try to find a way to continue the partnership with the state and its Indiana employees.
"We have decided to reach out to see if we might have the opportunity to sit down and work toward a solution to preserve these jobs in Indiana," Pence said.
Representatives from Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies, are planning to sit down with union leaders to discuss the decision to relocate.