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John Deere Expands Kernersville, North Carolina, Production Operations

John Deere, a global leader in providing advanced products, technology, and services to the agriculture and construction industries, plans to expand operations in Kernersville, North Carolina. The $70 million project is expected to create 150 jobs in Forsyth County.

The new 380,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will produce small, 6-10 metric ton, excavators. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2024.

“Kernersville has been an ideal location for John Deere for more than 35 years,” said Steve Brewer, John Deere Kernersville General Manager. “We are excited to further invest in our future generation excavator portfolio and grow our engaged team.”

Deere & Company, doing business as John Deere, manufactures agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. The company also provides financial services and other related activities.

“We are excited about Deere and Company’s commitment to Kernersville,” noted Mark Owens, President and CEO of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. “With a strong talent pipeline and large industry presence in advanced manufacturing in this area, we hope it is an easy decision for companies like John Deere to continue to locate and grow here.”

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