CHICAGO (CBS) — Donald Trump’s transition team rolled into Indianapolis, where the president-elect touted his deal to keep the Carrier heating and air conditioning company from shipping some jobs to Mexico.

CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley was there when Trump toured the factory and took a bow.

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Trump said was a phone call to Greg Hayes, the CEO Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, that started it all.

“I said it’s really important, we have to do something because we have a lot of people leaving. We can’t allow this to happen anymore with our country,” Trump said.

Vice president-elect Mike Pence, still Indiana’s governor, weighed in with $7 million in subsides over a decade to keep nearly 1,000 jobs.

Nine months ago, Carrier announced this plant would be closed by 2019. The workers here regard Trump as a savior.

“Trump, he came through, the man is not even president yet. It’s unbelievable. My wife said it best: It’s an early Christmas present,” Jake Heringer says.

Carrier has promised to invest $16 million into this factory. Trump has promised reprisals, including tariffs on their imported goods, for corporations that move jobs out of the country.

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“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences — not going to happen,” he said.

Carrier’s parent company does billions of dollars in federal contracts – likely a pressure point for corporation to make a deal with Trump.

The president-elect was set to start a rally in Cincinnati — the first stop on his so-called “Thank You Tour.”

There is another plant right across the street from the one trump visited Thursday. But those jobs won’t be saved, they’re going to Mexico — and, some 300 people will lose their jobs.

Also, Trump was unable to save the jobs of 700 other Carrier workers in a plant about two hours away from Indianapolis. They’re going to Mexico, too.

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