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John Deere Turf Care Produces Milestone Machine





The Fuquay-Varina, N.C., facility has set a milestone; manufacturing its 500,000th turf care product.


John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 500,000th unit built at the Turf Care factory in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. The unit, a ZTrak(TM) Mower, was celebrated by the entire factory and will be on display at several upcoming local events.

"Producing the 500,000th machine is a significant milestone for John Deere and our whole Turf Care team," said Rosalind Fox, factory manager. "We are proud of the legacy we've built as a company and the work our team puts into every piece of equipment we produce. It's a special day for the factory, the town of Fuquay-Varina and John Deere customers everywhere."

In 1997 the factory produced its first unit - a Lightweight Fairway Mower. Today, Turf Care produces 10 different models of commercial mowing and golf equipment that are distributed throughout North America and exported to more than 100 countries. Commercial mowing and golf equipment products manufactured by Turf Care include the Wide Area Mower, Front Mower, Gas and Diesel ZTrak(TM) Mowers, Trim and Surround Mower, Fairway Mower, Greens Mower, ProGator(TM) and 7-Iron(TM) Decks.

The Turf Care facility occupies more than 335,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space on Highway 55 in Fuquay-Varina and operates a 320,000 square foot distribution warehouse in Benson, N.C. for raw parts and finished goods. To learn more about John Deere Turf Care products, visit http://www.deere.com/.








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