Deere Adjusts Davenport Layoff Total



    MOLINE, Ill., Feb. 2 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company today announced an
adjustment to the number of employees who will go on indefinite layoff later
this month at the John Deere Davenport Works.
    Deere said it was adjusting the total employees impacted by this layoff
to 200.  Last month, Deere said 190 employees would be affected.  The
employees were informed today that all 200 would be placed on indefinite
layoff effective February 16th rather than any of them receiving an immediate
temporary reassignment to another factory.
    Deere earlier had said temporary reassignments were a possibility but the
company has determined those temporary transfers will not take place at this
time.  Meanwhile, Deere wage employees who are on layoff in the Quad Cities
remain eligible for temporary reassignments when additional employees are
needed at other locations.
    Deere said the layoffs at Davenport Works are consistent with Deere &
Company's most recent outlook in November, when the company stated that its
construction and forestry sales would decrease 12 percent in fiscal year 2009.




For further information:

For further information: Ken Golden, Director, Strategic Public
Relations of Deere & Company, +1-309-765-5678 Web Site: http://www.deere.com


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