Carrier Closing NY Parts Warehouse

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Carrier Corp. says it will close a parts warehouse in suburban Syracuse by the end of next year, eliminating 170 jobs.

Carrier says the move is in response to the continuing recession.

Carrier plans to consolidate its Replacement Components Division warehouse services at an existing warehouse in Tennessee, which is closer to most of Carrier's U.S. customers.

After the layoffs, Carrier will have about 1,100 employees in East Syracuse. The facility there is home to Carrier's primary research and development operation. Carrier also maintains another warehouse there for its Transicold division, which will remain in operation.

Carrier stopped manufacturing in East Syracuse in 2003, eliminating 1,200 jobs. At its peak, Carrier employed some 6,200 people in East Syracuse.

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