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Carrier Global Corporation is an American corporation based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Carrier was founded in 1915 as an independent company manufacturing and distributing heating, ventilating and air conditioning (
HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. HVAC system design is a subdiscipline of mechanical e ...
) systems, and has since expanded to include manufacturing commercial refrigeration and foodservice equipment, and fire and security technologies. As of 2020, it was an $18.6 billion company with over 53,000 employees serving customers in 160 countries on six continents. Carrier was acquired by United Technologies in 1979, but it was spun off as an independent company 41 years later in 2020, as was the Otis Elevator Company.


History

Willis Carrier is credited with inventing modern
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in 1902. In 1915, Carrier and six other engineers pooled $32,600 to form the Carrier Engineering Corporation. They purchased their first factory in 1920, in
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(UTC) in July 1979. Prior to the acquisition by UTC, Carrier Corporation was known as the Carrier Air Conditioning Company. International Comfort Products (ICP), headquartered in
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, was acquired by Carrier in 1999. In the 1990s Carrier stopped using the "Day & Night" brand (which was the "D" in the BDP division, or Bryant-Day & Night-Payne) but it was revived in 2006 by ICP. In 2001 Carrier was the "world's largest manufacturer of air-conditioning, heating, and refrigerator equipment" with a "total employment of 42,600" and a revenue of $8.9 billion. Carrier announced that it would be closing its DeWitt, New York plant. This led to the layoff of 1000 employees. On March 15, 2004, Carrier acquired the refrigeration subsidiary of
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. In 2006, Carrier acquired Sensitech, Inc., a provider of logistics and tracking technologies based in
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. A Carrier commercial service van in Montreal, Canada in August 2008 In early 2008, Carrier acquired Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI), an environmental and green building consulting company based in the United States. The company has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council for its factories in Charlotte, NC, and Huntington, IN (2009), Shanghai, China (2010), and Monterrey, Mexico (2011). In September 2013, Carrier, Otis Elevator Company, Otis, and UTC Fire & Security, United Technologies Fire and Security were combined into one subsidiary, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. In 2016, Otis was split off, with the remainder becoming UTC Climate, Controls & Security. In January 2016, Carrier announced it would lay off an unspecified number of employees at its research and development division in the town of DeWitt, New York. In February 2016, Carrier announced it would close its Indianapolis factory and Carrier Air Conditioner move to Mexico, move production to Monterrey, Mexico. HVAC Systems and Services North America president Chris Nelson cited "ongoing cost and pricing pressures" and Carrier's "existing infrastructure and a strong supplier base" in Mexico, saying that the move would allow the company "to operate more cost-effectively." The Carrier spokesperson told the crowd that there would be no immediate impact on jobs, that the move would take place over three years, and no jobs would be affected until mid-2017, with the move to be completed by the end of 2019. Over the November 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that he was in talks with Carrier Management to keep the factory in Indiana and not move to Mexico. On November 30, 2016, Carrier announced that it had negotiated an agreement with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to continue manufacturing gas furnaces in Indianapolis, in addition to retaining engineering and headquarters staff, preserving more than 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis. The agreement included a state incentive package of about $7 million over 10 years. The number of jobs saved was later revised down to 800. In May 2017, as part of their previously announced plan, Carrier told the state of Indiana that it will cut 632 jobs from its Indianapolis factory. Layoffs began at the end of July, 2017 with each worker receiving one week's salary for each year of employment, education and job training, plus 6 months of health insurance as part of the severance package. ''The New York Times'' reported on August 10, 2018, that Carrier's Indianapolis furnace plant was plagued by low morale and absenteeism because "employees share a looming sense that a factory shutdown is inevitable — that Carrier has merely postponed the closing until a more politically opportune moment." On November 26, 2018, United Technologies announced that it would spin off UTC Climate, Controls & Security as an independent company known as Carrier Global Corporation. In March 2020, United Technologies announced that the separation and spin-off of Carrier had been completed.


Syracuse, New York campus

Willis Carrier moved his facilities from New Jersey to Syracuse, New York, in the 1930s. During the late 20th century, when it was acquired by UTC, it was Central New York State's largest manufacturer. Due to increasing labor and union costs in the Central New York area, Carrier has substantially downsized its presence in Syracuse, with manufacturing work being moved to a variety of domestic and international locations. Meanwhile, managerial employees were moved closer to UTC's Connecticut corporate headquarters which represented a challenge to the local economy. Over the course of 2011, the majority of the manufacturing buildings of the Syracuse campus were demolished at a cost of nearly $14 million. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs, the suburban Syracuse Campus, in DeWitt, New York, remained the primary engineering and design center for Carrier products, with over 1,000 employees and contractors on site. This site also houses the Customer Care Call Center for Carrier branded products. In 1980, Carrier was allowed to name the Carrier Dome, the football and basketball arena at Syracuse University, after Mel Holm, the company's then-CEO chair of the university's Board of Trustees, gave the university $2.75 million toward the facility's construction. Despite being named for an air conditioner manufacturer, the Carrier Dome is not air-conditioned, though it will be after renovations are completed in 2022.


Brands


HVAC

*Carrier *Arcoaire *Bryant *Carlyle *CIAT *Comfortmaker *Day & Night *Heil *Keeprite *Payne *Riello *SLD Pumps & Power *Spot Coolers *Tempstar *Toshiba-Carrier *Totaline *Automated Logic *NORESCO


Refrigeration

*Carrier *Carrier Transicold *Sensitech *Profroid *Celsior *Green & Cool


Fire and securityhttps://www.corporate.carrier.com/our-segments/fire-security/

*Autronica *Chubb Security *Det-Tronics *Edwards *Fireye *GST *Kidde *Kidde Fire Systems *LenelS2 *Marioff *Onity *Supra *Badger *Counterforce *SMC *Fenwal Controls *Quell *UTEC *VitalCall


See also

* Watsco#Carrier Enterprise Canada, Carrier Enterprise Canada


References


External links


Carrier Corporate homepage

Carrier brand homepage

International Comfort Products

Autech Carrier Co., Ltd. (Korea)
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