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Lexington Trane employees face uncertain future

By Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader

In the 1960s, Lexington workers could get a job at one of the three big employers on the north side Lexington -- Trane, Square D or IBM typewriter -- and buy a middle-class home in the area's then-booming subdivisions.

Today, the IBM typewriter plant is long gone, the company having morphed into a printer company called Lexmark, which only employs 1,400 now in Lexington, down from 2,300 in 2015. Square D has become Schneider Electric and employs 515 people.

And recently, Trane announced it is closing after 55 years, a move that will leave 600 hourly workers without jobs. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do," said Scotty Hall, who has been with Trane for 27 years. "It's been a living, but you never know."

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