- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 6/6/2011 to History of John Deere
According to The Times Republican, John Deere Ottumwa Works is celebrating its 100th year of business, making it one of the oldest facilities in this Iowa town. The factory has been known to create numerous jobs throughout the area during its heyday, and its expansion continues today.
The factory was built by an England native in 1900, when it functioned as a manufacturing plant for hay farming equipment that was distributed by John Deere. The factory was purchased by John Deere in 1911, allowing the facility to foster some of the most state-of-the-art machinery farmers had seen at the time.