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John Deere Horicon Works Begins Expansion On Horicon, Wisconsin, Facility

John Deere Horicon Works broke ground on a 400,000 square-foot addition to its existing facility in Horicon, Wisconsin. The expansion is projected to create 80 new full-time jobs in 2016 in order to meet the company’s assembly and shipping needs.

Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the $42.9 million project, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced $2 million in tax credits provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to assist with the company’s investment. John Deere currently employs more than 1,100 people at its Horicon location.

“The city of Horicon has supported John Deere since 1911 as a community with strong work ethic, where people take pride in doing their job well,” said James Field, President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division. “The State of Wisconsin has also created an environment where John Deere and Horicon Works can thrive.”

According to state officials, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was instrumental in ensuring that the building expansion and associated site improvements met all applicable State regulatory requirements. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife also provided regulatory oversight and have assisted John Deere Horicon Works in obtaining required federal permits for the site expansion. Permit work related to wetland impacts is ongoing.

“The expansion of John Deere Horicon Works is great news for this community, and a testament to the quality of the infrastructure, workforce and business climate Wisconsin offers to growing companies,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “I congratulate John Deere Horicon Works on the company’s success, and thank them for their continued commitment to Wisconsin.”

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