Deere announces move of zero turn mower production


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 6:35 pm
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MOLINE -- Deere & Company announced Thursday that it will move production of EZtrak zero turn mowers from its factory in Horicon, Wis., to its facility in Greeneville, Tenn.

"This is a customer-focused initiative that moves the production of this product line closer to its customer base," said James Field, president of the Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division. "We also will improve our logistics for distributing this product."

The move doesn't reduce the number of core wage employees in Horicon but does reduce the number of seasonal employees hired during peak manufacturing at the site and increase the number of seasonal manufacturing operations and distribution positions in Greeneville.

John Deere Horicon Works manufactures premium lawn equipment and utility vehicles. The move will provide additional factory space and workforce stability at the site.

Meanwhile, the John Deere factory in Greeneville will expand its product line from solely being focused on the John Deere 100 Series Lawn Tractor and improve utilization of its manufacturing capacity. Production of the EZtrak will begin in Greeneville by early October.

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