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Work continues at WIU on land donated by John Deere

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/16/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
A university announced that work on a building donated by John Deere is in progress, while another facility got the approval of the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus received 20 acres of land from John Deere in 2003. That included the former John Deere Technical Center, known at the school as Building One of the renovation project.

Work on the building, which will provide additional classroom space for the university, is ongoing. Meanwhile, $4 million in funding for Building Two of the project was released by the CDB, while will help pay for the design of the facility.

"We are appreciative of the Capital Development Board's continued support of our Quad Cities Riverfront Campus expansion," WIU president Al Goldfarb said, adding that a number of partnerships across the state are making the campus plan come together.

While the donation from John Deere is helping the school expand, the farm equipment manufacturer is planning on opening a new museum that will feature the history of its machines and the engines that power them.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19895467-ADNFCR