The Carrier Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and claims to be a global leader in the 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. The corporation bearing his name succeeded in marketing its air conditioner to the residential market in the 1950s, creating a revolution in which 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
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