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John Deere Reman expanding in Springfield

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Last edited 12:19 p.m., March 23, 2021

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), the Moline, Illinois, corporation behind the John Deere brand, announced March 17 it is expanding the remanufacturing division in Springfield.

John Deere Reman plans to add 130 employees to its current local workforce of 400, following the transition of its drivetrain and hydraulic remanufacturing operations from a plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Edmonton plant is closing, according to a report by Global News, a move that impacts nearly 200 jobs in Canada.

John Deere Reman officials say the monthslong consolidation is expected to wrap up by November. According to a company news release, John Deere Reman builds 2,500 unique part numbers to support the service of equipment beyond the warranty period.

“John Deere Reman is committed to helping our customers become more profitable and sustainable across the full life cycle of our products,” said Jena Holtberg-Benge, general manager of John Deere Reman, in the release.

John Deere Reman used state incentives, including Missouri Works and Missouri One Start, for the Springfield expansion, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Missouri Works helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits, according to the DED website, and Missouri One Start provides workforce strategies.

In the release, Gov. Mike Parson said the state looks forward to John Deere Reman’s growth in the area.

“We appreciate John Deere’s continued investment in our state and commitment to providing more jobs and opportunities for Missourians,” he said in the release.

John Deere Reman, which remanufactures engines and fuel and electronic components for agriculture and construction customers, started in Springfield in 1998 as a joint venture with Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. It became wholly owned by Deere in 2009, according to the release.

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