MOLINE, Ill., Aug. 15 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) will enhance
its parts service capabilities in the U.S. and Canada by investing in capacity
expansions at Deere's primary parts distribution center in Milan, IL and three
additional locations in the western U.S. and Canada.
"This strategic investment will further enhance John Deere's leadership
position," said Gail Leese, vice president of Worldwide Parts Services. "The
initiative will support dealers and customers by locating service parts
inventory closer to customers and dealers to enhance availability and speed of
The Parts Distribution Center in Milan, IL will be expanded over 300,000
square feet to meet the capacity needs of the growing parts business.
Importantly, three other locations will become regional distribution centers
after having served as emergency parts depots.
Current parts depots in Portland, OR and Regina, Saskatchewan will be
renovated to assume expanded responsibilities for operation as a Regional
Distribution Center. Activities at a parts depot in Stockton, CA will be
relocated to Lathrop, CA, with expansion to support greater responsibilities.
These Regional Distribution Centers are anticipated to become operational
between November 2008 and September 2009. The total investment was not
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