Carrier & Bryant won’t be Made in the U.S.A.
With the recent announcement that Carrier & Bryant won’t be Made in the U.S.A. because they are moving their manufacturing from Indianapolis, Indiana to Mexico over the next few years, everyone seems to have an opinion from the man on the street, all the way up to Donald Trump. We are saddened that production of our major competitor is going to leave our country, even, our state. As an American I think honest competition is a necessary element for capitalism. As either a Democrat, or Republican it is sad for all of us to see jobs go south, and we all prefer products made in the U.S.A., Right? Now a big vacuum of jobs will take place in our city, with many people losing their jobs. We will be praying for the local families that will be affected.
Most HVAC manufacturers in the last 10 years have moved some or all of their production to Mexico, and have started sourcing parts from all over the world. Rheem / Ruud has for example been slowly moving production from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, with all of their air conditioner and heat pump production now gone. All this makes you think Ross Perot was right when he talked about a “sucking sound” taking all of our jobs away.
Baptist Heating & Air Inc & American Standard
At Baptist Heating & Air, we have always been very concerned about where our products have been made. In the early 2000’s we sold Goodman products which at the time had the longest parts warranties, was the worlds largest privately held HVAC manufacturer, and their products were made in Tennessee and Texas. However, that changed when they decided to go public with their stock, and the first change that we noticed, was the removal of domestic parts, then the quality of them at Amana went down. Now at this stage, I believe that every HVAC manufacturer has some “international” parts inside their products. At this stage, the best contractors and consumers can hope for is that the products have very few international parts, and high quality control over all parts. These are the things that drove us to sell American Standard, so in 2012 we completely switched over to the best brand. These days American Standard has 10 year parts warranties on their products, they still assemble in the U.S.A., and we still make most of our parts! American Standard engineers are still making innovations, while most of the other brands have been struggling the last few years with the “big secret” about Copeland Compressor sludge problems(due to outsourcing), we have enjoyed the same trouble free compressors that we have made in-house, since American Standard and Trane are the only companies that still make our own compressors. No company is perfect, but I’m glad that our product is still Made in America. Here are a few documents from 2012 showing models of our American Standard Condensers, Heat Pumps, Air Handlers, furnaces, roof top units, and furnaces that are made in the U.S.A. Additionally, we have over 50 other products that we procure specifically because they are made in America. If you would like more information don’t hesitate to give us a call. 317-782-1900.
We are sad that Carrier & Bryant won’t be Made in the U.S.A.