Lee County, Iowa decided to stick with the locally manufactured John Deere products instead of those from several competitors, as the Board of Supervisors denied the efforts of the other companies in securing a contract from the local government body, according to the Gate City Daily.
The Board of Supervisors not only noted the reliability of the John Deere products, but also documented how the agricultural giant provided many jobs to Iowa residents, especially through the Davenport plant, the news source reported.
Though the other companies who were competing for the bid from the local governing body put significant time into researching and describing the reasons that the Lee County Board of Supervisors should make the switch, a vote from the members of the committee dictated that the preferred brand would remain John Deere, according to the Daily.
The Davenport, Iowa plant produces some of the newest lines of John Deere products. Some of the new models that are made for the agriculture industry include the 7R Series Tractors and the Z925A Mower, reported the company website.