TOP 10 REASONS…NOTHING RUNS LIKE A DEERE 10 things you didn’t know you wanted to know about the John Deere Corporation Image Courtesy of Google Images
10 <ul><li>Deere & Company employs approximately 52,000 people worldwide. </li></ul>Image courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/nycnikonian007/2613854617/
9 <ul><li>Deere & Company is very active in the community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Deere Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kickstart and the John Deere Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Deere Foundation of Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European John Deere Goodwill Fund </li></ul></ul>Images courtesy of Google images and http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/csr/community/found.html
8 <ul><li>Deere & Company has provided equipment to the U.S. Military. </li></ul>M-Gator A1™
7 <ul><li>All equipment recalls are posted in a central location </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.automotix.net/ utorepair/recalls/john_deere/ </li></ul>
6 John Deere announced on September 5, 2008 that they will build a new marketing and sales center in northwest Olathe, Kansas. "This state-of-the-art facility will meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Certification, Gold Level," said John Lagemann, vice president of agricultural equipment, sales for U.S. and Canada.
5 Integrity These are all values that the company was founded on in the 1800’s and are still values the company operates on today. Quality Innovation commitment
4 Fergus/Peters Group has been named the public relations and advertising agency for Deere & Company’s forestry business. Images courtesy of http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/forestry/deere_forestry/media/images/landing/stories/green-triangle-1-lg.jpgandhttp://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/forestry/deere_forestry/media/images/landing/stories/green-triangle-3-lg.jpg
3 <ul><li>Marketing Communications, Events & Promotions. </li></ul><ul><li>public affairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Public Affairs organization seeks to ensure that the interest of John Deere is aptly represented at the international, federal, state and local levels. If you enjoy the fast–paced world of politics, opportunities at John Deere can exist in both support and managerial roles. </li></ul></ul>Image courtesy of http://jdl.submit4jobs.com/
Images courtesy of http://www.farmandsport.com/johndeere/signs/images/nothingruns.jpg and http://www.snowmobile-canada.com/pic8.jpg 1971 "Nothing Runs Like a Deere" advertises snowmobiles, a new product of the John Deere Horicon Works. The slogan lasts far longer than the snowmobile line, which is sold in 1984. 2
Another manufacturer features a sulky plow, "especially adapted for small boys, old men and cripples." Images courtesy of http://www.crystallake.org/images/photos/Collen_vintage.JPG and http://www.antiquefarming.com/images/john_deere_sulky_plows.jpg 1866 A Civil War legacy is an army of farmers handicapped by severe injuries. Others are hurt in farm accidents. Hawkeye Riding Cultivator advertisements note that "A one-arm or one-legged man can manage it."