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Tyler Carrier Plant may be closing soon


POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 9:05pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:54am

More than 300 employees at Tyler's Carrier Plant will lose their jobs by the end of this year.

The company decided to move about 102 of those jobs to their civil manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

Tyler's Carrier Plant has been up and running since the late 1940s.

"We have employees there that our multi generation, second, third generation families at that plant," said Chamber of Commerce president Tom Mullins.

But ,soon its doors will be closing and about 100 employees will be laid off by the end of September and even more by the end of the year.

''The current changes occurring at our Tyler plant are part of a phased project we announced over a year ago in which some positions will be moved to the plant in Monterrey, Mexico and some employees will be relocated to other locations across the United States," said Carrier Spokesperson Michelle Caldwell.

Caldwell said they now have moved 102 jobs to Mexico.

"Our manufacturing is moving to Mexico to take advantage of manufacturing abilities we have there and to be more efficient," said Caldwell.

"20 dollars an hour plus health benefits here versus 10 12 dollars a day in Mexico," said Mullins.  

Mullins said Carrier is determined to reduce their labor cost.

"Companies for the last 30 years, have been moving higher paying higher cost manufacturing jobs usually at union locations, this was a union location, to other parts of the world where labor is cheaper."

Mullins said workers are frustrated and even volunteered to take cuts in their hourly pay.

But, Carrier is encouraging its employees to either retire, go back to school, or learn new skills for another job.

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Your off your meds again, Deaf. How can you blame the President for Carrier moving to Mexico? The bottom line, the dividends for greedy money-hungry investors, are the reasons the company is willing to move production to Mexico so they can pay pennies on the dollar for Mexican labor as opposed to quality workmanship by American workers. You're loony if you put this at Obama's doorstep. Where do you get all the lies you peddle to like-minded clowns? Lame bunch of lies, Deaf!

Yep, don't you just love NAFTA now. That started the onset of our demise. We can't make our own products, we can't grow our own food, we import everything. The US is like a junkie looking to other countries to supply our fix. What happens if and when they decide to cut us off ? Bad part is that we stood by and let this happen and did not say a word.

I suggest Trane employees start retraing and looking for other employment. You're next!!

Labor and production cost is cheaper in third world countries! Mexican employees are working for enough money to come to the United States and live off our welfare system. They care nothing about the quality of the product. I suggest you purchase the "EXTENDED WARRANTY"..!! You will need it. I keep hearing about high Union Labor Cost. What about the CEO of United Technologies million dollar bonus for shipping American jobs to other countries??

What locations are Carrier employees relocating to? We haven't been offered jobs at other Carrier or United Technologies facilities. We also haven't taken any cuts in pay.. Last thing we were told was, we weren't worth less than minimum wage. Carrier, Tyler would still be moving to Mexico regardless. As far retraining, American Taxpayers will we flipping the bill for my retraining! Thank you vary much for supporting Walmart, and foreign made products!!

Yeah, so those 11 million poor people can make 55 million poor people......

All hail Obamanomics!

Send jobs to Mexico while 'legalizing' 11 million illegals to live here under welfare!

Meanwhile Obama gives wavers to Unions and Government employees from Obamacare!

And folks wonder why this country is broke.

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