John Deere announced a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the one millionth tractor built at the John Deere – Augusta factory in Grovetown, Ga. The millionth unit, a 5100M model, was recently on display at a commemorative ceremony at the local fairgrounds.
"Producing one million tractors is a significant milestone for John Deere and for the whole Augusta team,” said 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.”
In 1990, the factory produced its first unit, a 55 Series Compact Utility Tractor. Today, the site produces 27 models of compact utility tractors and utility tractors that are distributed throughout North America 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 to support the design,