Penalize Companies That Export Jobs | Opinion

by Michael Riordan

The heating and air-conditioning equipment maker Carrier Corporation recently announced plans to transfer its Indianapolis plant’s manufacturing operations and about 1,400 jobs to Monterrey, Mexico. “It became clear that the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term” was to move production, an executive told employees, who were volubly and understandably upset by the looming loss of good, family-sustaining jobs.

As a former employee and current stockholder of Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, I was deeply dismayed to watch this announcement on a video made by a plant employee…

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