John Deere is marking a milestone in its company today.
The company has manufactured the one-millionth tractor built at the John Deere-Augusta factory in Grovetown, Georgia.
The millionth unit, a 5100M model, was recently on display at a ceremony at the local fairgrounds.
“Producing one million tractors is a significant milestone for John Deere and for the whole Augusta team,” says Mary Pat Tubb, factory manager, John Deere – Augusta. “We are proud of the legacy we’ve built as a company, and of the goal we’ve had here in Augusta since we started: To design and build tractors for our customers that deliver the quality and value they’ve come to expect from John Deere.”
The factory produced its first unit in 1990, which was a 55 Series Compact Utility Tractor.
Today, that facility produces 27 models of compact utility tractors and utility tractors that are distributed across the country and exported to more than 40 other countries.
The facility occupies more than 400,000 square feet, spans more than 175 acres and employs approximately 470 employees.