- 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
John Deere building dedicated in Indiana
Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/27/2010
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.