Greeneville, T.N. (July 10, 2018) –The JohnDeere PowerProducts facility, located in Greeneville,Tenn. will celebrate its 30thanniversary this summer. From humble beginnings, this once small satellite factory has become the highest volume facility in the JohnDeere enterprise.
The Greeneville facility is the manufacturing home for the 100Series lawn tractor and residential ZTrak™ zero-turn mowers found at local JohnDeere dealerships as well as major home improvement retailers. Since 1988, PowerProducts has taken pride in its many recognitions, from safety awards to manufacturing excellence. The factory has been honored with many accolades, proving that its team-oriented culture makes a big impact on its success. Moreover, a total of 14employees have been at PowerProducts from the very beginning.
“Since 1988, JohnDeere PowerProducts has been driven to produce top-quality lawn care equipment with a high level of employee engagement,” said JeffHollett, factory manager. “Our commitment to these two goals have played a critical role in reaching our 30-year anniversary.”
PowerProducts’ employee recognition initiatives and team structures are part of what keeps the team motivated, as well as the activity in support of the Greeneville community. Greeneville employees volunteer at daycare centers, participate in the BackpackProgram for city schools that provides food to 1,500at-risk children each month, participate in landscaping and lawn care projects, and donate to the annual food drive.
“It has been good to be part of something that started 30 years ago,” said TonyMoyers, team leader in manufacturing. “It took a lot of hard work back then from many people to get our reputation for quality and delivery. I don’t think we realized at the time, but that was what we were creating–a foundation to grow on.”
To celebrate the anniversary, PowerProducts is hosting a social gathering complete with live music, catered food and fun and games on August3. Long-time employees will be honored and all will be celebrated in honor of this manufacturing milestone.
For more information about the products manufactured in Greeneville, please visithttps://www.deere.com/en/lawn-garden/.
Deere & Company(NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, JohnDeere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit JohnDeere at its worldwide website atwww.JohnDeere.com.