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WATCH: Moving to Mexico TV special Part 1

Posted: 12:24 AM, May 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-06 03:28:25Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Anger – anxiety – and fear. Those are the feelings carrier workers are dealing with every day.

The company's decision to move to Mexico has triggered an avalanche of questions: What's next? Will another company do the same thing? And can anyone stop it?

It's a crucial fight in Indiana when you consider this: One-in-five Hoosiers works in manufacturing.

We've heard the number for months – 2,100 jobs in Indianapolis and Huntington heading to Mexico.

Now, for the first time ever, some of those workers walk us through those heartbreaking moments the day the silence on the assembly lines gave way to screams of outrage.

The immediate question you asked us after that announcement: Why did carrier choose Monterrey?

So we traveled 1,200 hundred miles to track down the answers. The region of 5 million people – about the size of Indiana – is Mexico's economic engine.

Our drone flew over one of Carrier's four facilities. These are not small operations. Their specialty is making roof-top air conditioners.

Soon, Monterrey will build the furnaces now made in Indianapolis.

Watch part 1 of Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez's documentary series "Moving to Mexico" in the video player above. Find "Moving to Mexico Part 2" here.

 

FULL COVERAGE:  TIMELINE: Carrier to ship 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico  |   Hogsett calls on Carrier to return $1.2M within 30 days   Coats, Donnelly have 'disappointing' meeting with Carrier execs  |  IEDC responds to Sen. Donnelly's comments on Carrier  |   Sen. Donnelly: Carrier never cited federal regulations as reason for move  |  Union president: 'We're not going away quietly ' |  Carrier employees protest move at statehouse |  Pence on Carrier meeting: 'I don't want to create any false hope for people'  Moving to Mexico: What you need to know about Monterrey, Mexico   |  Moving to Mexico: On the ground in Monterrey, Mexico, where Carrier is moving    Trump weights in on Carrier relocation to Mexico   |  Carrier: Company did not receive $5M in federal stimulus funds   |  President of United Steelworkers Union: No hope of saving 1,400 jobs   |  Carrier employees, local businesses reel after announcement of move to Mexico   |  WATCH: Employees react to news that Carrier is moving from Indy to Mexico   |  Pence to review Carrier's plans to move to Mexico   |  TRUMP: Carrier should be taxed for their goods after move to Mexico   |  Hogsett, Donnelly meet with Carrier workers   |  City, state stepping in to help Carrier employees  |  Indiana leaders ask Carrier for a meeting to try to keep the plant, jobs in the state