INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On Thanksgiving Day, President-elect Donald Trump posted a tweet. In less than 140 characters Trump hinted that he and Carrier were in negotiations to keep the heating and air conditioning company in Indiana.
He stated talks were trending in the right direction and he was making progress. Then on Wednesday, an announcement came down that Trump and Carrier struck a deal that would keep Carrier and 1,000 jobs in the United States.
Paul Roell has worked at Carrier for 17 years.
He thought he would have to sell his house and find a lower wage job when Carrier left.
He has been a Trump supporter and said this news means Trump is living up to his promises.
“It was just really great to see him come through with probably his biggest promise of his campaign to keep jobs in America and three weeks after he gets elected he’s already doing what he said he was going to do,” Roell said.
The plant currently employs 1,400 people. It’s believed that 400 people will be without a job. Late Wednesday Carrier released a statement on the deal:
Carrier has had very productive conversations in recent days with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence.