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John Deere building dedicated in Indiana

Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/27/2010
A new building with John Deere's name on it was dedicated recently and was the result of cooperation between two universities.

Vincennes University's John Deere Ag/Diesel Building is located on a 6.5-acre piece of land on Purdue University's Southwest Ag Center in Indiana. The 34,300 square-foot building has two classrooms, a conference room and other offices.

It also houses a John Deere lab along with a space dedicated to researching diesel technology. Part of the funding for the building - which cost $2.5 million - came from insurance proceeds received by Vincennes University after flood damage to the structures that previously held these programs.

In 2009, which was when the lease agreement was signed between the two universities, VU's trustee Mike Sievers said it was a positive for both schools.

"This moves VU's John Deere Ag-Tech and our diesel program out of a floodplain in Westport, Illinois, and will strengthen our ties with Purdue," Sievers said.

John Deere itself has made its own construction strides of late, announcing it is funding improvements at a foundry in Waterloo, Iowa, while also constructing a museum there.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19932273-ADNFCR