Trane Lays Off 109 From Fort Smith Plant

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- Trane Inc. says 109 hourly workers have been laid off from the company's air conditioning manufacturing plant.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Trane officials on Monday confirmed the layoffs were made Friday as part of a restructuring that was announced in February.

The company had initially said 212 jobs would be eliminated in Fort Smith -- but now says the number of layoffs will be 176 by the end of the year.

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