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Carrier rings the NY stock exchange bell

USA: Carrier chairman and CEO David Gitlin had the honour to ring the iconic New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) bell to open today’s trading.

The ceremony celebrated Carrier’s portfolio transformation since becoming an independent, publicly traded company in April 2020. 

Carrier chairman and CEO David Gitlin prepares to ring the bell

The NYSE’s opening bell is rung at 09:30 to mark the start of the day’s trading, with the closing bell being rung at 16:00. 

This was the first time that Carrier, a Fortune 500 company, had rung the NYSE bell, which, coincidentally, was crafted by a legacy Carrier company. When the NYSE moved to its current location in 1903, the original gong was replaced with a brass bell – electrically operated and large enough to resonate throughout the trading floor. The bell was based on an earlier version first patented by one of Carrier’s founders, Robert Edwards. 

The original bell is now displayed at Carrier’s world headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  

The original NYSE bell now resides at Carrier’s headquarters

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