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Commerce Lexington Continues Work To Assist Laid Off Trane Workers

The head of Commerce Lexington says officials are monitoring to see whether laid off workers at a major manufacturing plant land new jobs. 

Bob Quick mentioned ongoing placement efforts regarding former Trane employees during an annual update to a Lexington Council committee.  “We’ve been working with the plant manager and the Trane officials to figure out how to take the workers that are currently there and to help them find other jobs here in this region in manufacturing,” said Quick.

Trane’s parent company announced more than a year ago plans to shutter the Lexington heating and air conditioning factory, effecting about 600 employees.  200 workers are scheduled to stay in Lexington.  Quick said a phasing out of jobs coupled with cooperation from Trane’s plant manager are helping workers find new jobs.   Final closure is set for next August.

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