Deere to invest in improvements at John Deere Seeding

            Deere to invest in improvements at John Deere Seeding

PR Newswire

MOLINE, Ill., Nov. 26, 2012

MOLINE, Ill., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company said today it will
invest approximately $58 million to enhance operations at John Deere Seeding
in Moline where the company manufactures planting equipment.

The investment will be made in conjunction with the implementation of a new
factory master plan that targets enhancements in efficiency and quality.
Improvements include a new paint system and increased use of automation and
robotics.

"This investment reflects the past success of John Deere Seeding and prepares
the factory to further serve customers in the future," said John May,
President, Agricultural Solutions. "Deere continues to invest in facilities
both in the U.S. and around the world to enhance our position as the world's
largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment."

John Deere originally started manufacturing planting equipment in 1877 and has
maintained operations at the current John Deere Seeding location in Moline
since 1879. John Deere Seeding currently has approximately 800 employees in
Moline and does not anticipate a significant change to total employment as a
result of today's announcement.

"Our employees at John Deere Seeding have served customers well and responded
to the needs of the marketplace," May said. "Our investments at John Deere
Seeding are focused on helping agricultural equipment customers succeed in the
important work of feeding the world."

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 at www.JohnDeere.com.

SOURCE Deere & Company

Website: http://www.johndeere.com
Contact: Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, +1-309-765-5678
 
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