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Lexington IBM plant’s beginnings, 1956

Posted on July 23, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Grading had begun in August of 1956 for International Business Machine Corporation's new factory at the intersection of New Circle Rd. (running from left to right across the picture) and Newtown Pike. The 386,000-square foot typewriter plant employed 1,800 people when it opened. By 1985 IBM had 6,000 workers, second only to the University of Kentucky's 7,500.

Grading had begun in August 1956 for International Business Machine Corp.’s new factory at New Circle Road (horizontally across the picture) and Newtown Pike. The 386,000-square-foot typewriter plant employed 1,800 people when it opened. By 1985, IBM had 6,000 workers, second only to the University of Kentucky’s 7,500 employees.

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