Deere & Company will be moving the production of its EZTrak zero-turn mowers.
The production will be moving from its factory in Horicon, Wisconsin to its facility in Greeneville, Tennessee.
According to James Field, president of the Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, the move will have the product line closer to its customer base.
The company is hoping the move will improve its logistics for distributing the mowers.
This move will not reduce the number of core wage employees in Horicon, but it does reduce the number of seasonal employees that are hired during the peak manufacturing at the facility.
However, there will be an increase of seasonal manufacturing operations and distribution positions in Greeneville.
The John Deere factory in Greeneville will expand its product line from solely being focused on the John Deere 100 Series Lawn Tractor and will improve utilization of its manufacturing capacity.
Production of the EZtrak product will begin in Greeneville by early October 2014.