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June 7, 2011

“Buy from the merchants who are your next-door neighbors. They are the folks who go to church with you, buy from other local firms and keep the money flowing within the community. Your local independent retailer is a longtime resident of the area who actively participates in and generously supports the community.”


That passage was written by a retail store owner, who worried about large competitors encroaching on his turf. The year wasn’t 2011, 2001 or even 1991. 


January 22, 2011

Doron Broadfoot, president of The Rent-It Store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, took over as chair for the board of trustees of the American Rental Association Foundation.

The Moline, Ill.-based ARA Foundation also named a new vice chair. Catherine DeBusk, VP of Party People Rentals in Phoenix will fill that post. Two new trustees joined the Foundation board: Andy Cooke, VP Cooke Rentals in North Carolina, and Dave Garton, sales and marketing manager for John Deere, Moline, Ill.

January 20, 2011

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries will be moving its Houston John Deere Construction Equipment dealership to a new location on the site of a historic Chevrolet dealership, according to the Houston Business Journal. 

According to the article, it is estimated that Leslie Doggett paid $8.4 million for the 23.5-acre site.

December 15, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. announced it will build a construction equipment manufacturing plant in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) in northern China.

The new facility will produce four-wheel-drive loaders and excavators for sale in China and for export. The company said the facility represents a $50 million investment and is the company’s sixth manufacturing location in China and the second in the TEDA.

December 13, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. announced it has completed the sale of its wind energy business, John Deere Renewables, to Chicago-based Exelon Generation Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Corporation.

The sale was completed Dec. 10 and consisted of 36 wind projects in eight states- generating 735 operating megawatts of clean, renewable energy- enough to power 160,000 to 220,000 households.  

November 23, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., the 173-year old manufacturer of yard, farm and forestry equipment,...

November 15, 2010

Deere and Co.’s Harvester Works began razing its oldest building at its East Moline, Ill.,...

October 24, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. renamed its credit and financial services division to John Deere...

August 31, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has signed an agreement to sell John Deere Renewables, its...

August 4, 2008

Existing John Deere branded handheld power equipment will soon be substituted with Stihl brand products...

June 4, 2008

Nathan Jones retired from John Deere in December 2007 after serving 28 years with the manufacturer....

February 14, 2008

According to Robert W. Lane, chairman and CEO of Deere, favorable conditions throughout the global...

November 20, 2007

Strong global farm economy bolsters fourth-quarter results...

September 6, 2007

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, Lowe’s executives name some up-and-coming trends in...

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