Carrier announces proposal to close Tyler plant; 500 employees affected

Carrier
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 11:45am

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.

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