John Deere has announced that high school building trades instructor Eric Moores has won the “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. As a result, he will take home a 333G compact track loader with a WorkSite Pro™ bucket attachment.
The machine will help him with his “Teaching Tomorrow’s Builders” project, which is dedicated to helping high school students learn about the building trades.
"The thing I love most is building homes, and this is a wonderful opportunity to teach kids all I know. Many of these kids come into the class not even knowing how to use a hammer," said Moores. "But through hands-on learning, they come away with skills they can use for the rest of their lives. And quite possibly, use to find very lucrative and rewarding careers."
John Deere also announced that it will help two of the runner-ups of the contest build community projects with a year-long lease on a skid-steer or CTL. Daryl Bridenbaugh of Ohio and Tom Noble of Oklahoma will receive the prizes, and John Deere has teamed up with their local dealers to donate $2,000 to each of their projects.
"We are thrilled to help all three of these inspiring people make a difference in their communities by using John Deere G-Series machines," said Graham Hinch, division manager of John Deere Commercial Worksite Products. "We can't wait to follow them on their journey and watch them complete their projects."