Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump’s Pressure

2/8/2017 Wall Street Journal

Steel Factory
via Flickr – Dave Parker

INDIANAPOLIS—President Donald Trump boosted the hopes of employees at Rexnord Corp. ’s factory here in December when he castigated the company for “viciously firing” workers and planning to move their jobs to Mexico.

Two months later, Rexnord is still planning to close the industrial-bearings factory, which employs about 350 people, despite Mr. Trump’s shaming and his earlier intervention to stop a nearby Carrier Corp. furnace factory from closing.

Rexnord says moving the plant to Mexico is part of a plan to save $30 million annually. Workers say they have been packing up machines while their replacements, visiting from Mexico, learn how to do their jobs.

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