President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday that he is “making progress” in his attempt to keep a Carrier air conditioning plant in Indianapolis from moving to Mexico.
I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
Carrier confirmed on Twitter that it had discussions with the president-elect.
Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together. Nothing to announce at this time.
— Carrier (@Carrier) November 24, 2016
Carrier announced earlier this year that it would be moving the factory to Monterrey, Mexico in a move that would cut 1,400 jobs by 2019.
Trump said on the campaign trail that he would call executives at the company and hit them with high tariffs on furnaces and air conditioners imported from Mexico.
“If they’re going to fire all their people, move their plant to Mexico, build air conditioners, and think they’re going to sell those air conditioners to the United States, there’s going to be a tax,” he said in July.
Trump is reportedly working from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he is spending Thanksgiving with his family, the New York Daily News reported.