This excerpt taken from the WSO 8-K filed May 4, 2009.
Overview of Carrier Corporation
Carrier Corporation, headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, is the worlds largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2008 revenues of $14.9 billion, Carrier has approximately 41,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Additional information about Carrier may be found on the internet at http://www.carrier.com.
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