The United States, he said, was founded on the principles of immigration and free trade. According to Hayes, this is what made America great over time — the ability to develop and innovate in the U.S. and then sell products all over the globe.
United Technologies' furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier was of particular interest to President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail, because of its plans to shutter two Indiana plants and move production to an existing facility in Mexico.
Last week Trump visited the Carrier plant after announcing a deal for United Technologies to receive $7 million in tax credits from the state of Indiana. Carrier agreed to save approximately 1,000 jobs and invest about $16 million in its Indiana facilities.
Programming note: The full interview with United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes will air on "Mad Money" on Monday at 6 p EST.