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Old 05-29-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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Hello there
I am interested in possibly relocating to Lexington, KY and am wondering what kind of industry is in Lexington? If so, where at?
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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Some of the biggest companies (esp for manufacturing) are Lexmark and LinkBelt. Amazon.com has a large distribution warehouse.

In nearby Georgetown, Toyota has a huge plant and is surrounded by smaller suppliers.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Isn't there also a Coca Cola Plant on Leestown Road by the amazon.com center?
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Yes, there is, and there are several other places over there too.

If you're trying to avoid industry, then concentrate on the southern side of Lexington. There is a big industrial park in the Leestown/Masterson Station area, as well as some smaller areas to the north and west of downtown. There are also several places along Palumbo Dr between New Circle and Man O War.

However, many of Lexington's industrial areas are newer, more modern facilities, not like smokestacks and decrepit steel mills in the rust belt.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Ky.
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Lexington has very few "factories".

Most of the facilities in the industrial parks are distribution centers (Amazon, Coca Cola, etc.). Lexmark is generally a research and development facility campus. We do manufacture air conditioners (Trane), light bulbs(Sylvania Osram), construction cranes(Linkbelt), auto sunroofs, peanut butter(Jif) and industrial ceiling fans, but not much else.

There are a lot of small fabricating shops and small printing plants, a few quarries and construction material places, but no smokestack industries.

We have let all those get away from us and go overseas.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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This link lists some of Lexington's largest employers. However, it doesn't list large employers such as UK, Fayette County Schools and all the hospitals in town.

Fayette County - Business and Industry
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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Originally Posted by cartomanlex2 View Post
Lexington has very few "factories".

peanut butter(Jif)
Jiff plant is Smuckers.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Jiff plant is Smuckers.
That's correct. They bought it from Proctor & Gamble a few years ago. They, in turn bought it from W. T. Young, when it was called Big Top peanut butter.

The plant has been on Third St(Winchester Road) since the late forties, after the railroad (L & N) vacated the property.
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