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|Type||Subsidiary of UTC|
|Industry||Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems|
|Founded||1915 (acquired in 1979)|
The Carrier Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as a commercial refrigeration and food service equipment industry. A wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier is a $12.5 billion company with over 43,000 employees serving customers in 170 countries on six continents.
Willis Carrier is credited with inventing modern air conditioning in 1902. In 1915 Carrier, along with six other engineers, pooled together $32,600 to form the Carrier Engineering Corporation. In 1920 they purchased their first plant in Newark, New Jersey.
The corporation bearing his name succeeded in marketing its air conditioner to the residential market in the 1950s, which led to formerly sparsely populated areas such as the American Southwest became home to sprawling suburbs. Carrier is the largest air conditioning producer in the world. It has U.S. manufacturing facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana for residential and commercial furnaces and air handlers, Collierville, Tennessee for residential condensing units and heat pumps, Tyler, Texas for residential package units and commercial condensing and package units, Mexico for evaporator coils, and Charlotte, North Carolina for accessories and chillers. Carrier Corporation is also the manufacturer of Bryant, Payne, and Day & Night Heating and Cooling Systems, as well as additional brands through its sister company, International Comfort Products (ICP) headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, acquired by Carrier in 1999. Carrier's brand names include Weathermaker furnaces and air conditioners, Weathermaster commercial units, Centurion rooftop units, and Aquazone water- and ground-source heat pumps.
Carrier also owns Transicold ("reefer" transport refrigeration). In early 2008, Carrier acquired Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI), an environmental and green building consulting company based in the United States.
Carrier Corporation is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut and was acquired by United Technologies Corporation in July 1979. Prior to the acquisition by UTC, Carrier Corporation was known as the Carrier Air Conditioning Company.
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Carrier is a roughly $13.5 billion-a-year manufacturing company. Carrier makes this much by outsourcing parts and production lines to its plant in Mexico. Carrier also outsources other parts. Carrier outsources some of their motors from India. Carrier used to get its copper tubing from a plant in Jacksonville Texas which they closed down and now gets its copper from China.[neutrality is disputed]*A Trane enthusiast who is embarrassed about their manufacturing in 27 countries added this.
The Carrier Corporation built the new plant in Mexico as a green building. Carrier Corp.’s Mexico Factory. First HVAC Factory In The World To Receive LEED Gold Certification.
The Carrier Corporation historically has been based in Syracuse, New York where Willis Carrier moved his facilities from New Jersey 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 relocated 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 dollars. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs the Syracuse Campus remains the primary engineering and design center for all Carrier products with over 1,000 employees and contractors on site.
Carrier purchased the naming rights to the Carrier Dome, the football and basketball arena at Syracuse University. Despite being named for an air conditioner manufacturer, the Carrier Dome is not air conditioned.
Carrier has numerous air conditioner models that are certified by Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).
- Carrier (Carrier North America Residential)
- Tadiran (Tadiran Appliances)
- Bryant(Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems)
- International Comfort Products (ICP)
- Linde Refrigeration
- Payne (Payne Heating and Cooling Systems)
- Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG)
See also 
- "About Carrier". Corp.carrier.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Carrier UK | Air Conditioning - About Carrier". Carrieraircon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Carrier Corporation: Interactive Timeline". Carrier Corporation. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Carrier's Dewitt campus has been transformed to development hub". The Post-Standard. 5/21/2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.