TYLER — On Friday, Carrier announced to employees a proposal to close their Tyler plant, pending a collective bargaining agreement with the union.
Carrier officials say the plant will continue operation through at least 2013.
Bargaining could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
Employees would receive separation benefits if the plant closes, and would keep scholarships awarded through work. Operations would shift to Monterrey, Mexico.
A total of 500 employees would be affected.