Deere Says Flood Waters Have Had No Impact on Tractor Production

    MOLINE, Ill., June 13 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company said today that tractor
production in Waterloo, Iowa has not been impacted at this time by the
significant flooding in that city. The John Deere Waterloo Works is Deere's
largest tractor factory.
    The Waterloo tractor factory was already on a normal summer shutdown when
flooding began and the tractor factory itself is not near the area that has
been impacted by the flood waters.
    Deere did cancel work for other operations this week in the downtown
Waterloo area, where flooding has been a problem. Previous to the flooding,
employees at those locations had been scheduled for minimal production of
parts and components. The parts and components operations were not impacted by
the flooding and have resumed scheduled activities.
    Meanwhile, John Deere employees have been active in helping the city of
Waterloo and nearby Cedar Falls in battling the flood and John Deere equipment
has been brought in from other locations to help in the effort.

For further information:

For further information: Ken Golden, Director, Strategic Public
Relations  of Deere & Company, +1-309-765-5678 Web Site:

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