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John Deere chief exec visits North Dakota branches

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Allen thanked the employees for their hard work and noted that the company's future in the region was secure due to the success in the industry.
Allen thanked the employees for their hard work and noted that the company's future in the region was secure due to the success in the industry.

The chief executive officer of John Deere, the iconic brand that changed American agriculture, recently addressed employees of the company in Bismarck, North Dakota, during a trip to the Midwest region.

The Bismarck Tribune reported that Samuel Allen, the top executive for the company, stopped at the Bismarck division of John Deere's operations during his weeklong trip of touring stores throughout the American upper Midwest.

Allen thanked the employees for their hard work and noted that the company's future in the region was secure due to the success in the industry.

"I had heard all about it, but never got a chance to really see it. Seeing it, as we said, this is kinda like the California gold rush all over again. It's changing over night, they aren't able to keep up," Allen said of the growth of the agricultural sector in North Dakota. "No doubt we are doing a lot of work there. It's good for construction. It was already an Ag spot, but now it's really good for construction."

According to KX News, Allen also noted how the company and especially the stores in the region are vital to the industry and farmers who have used farm equipment are thankful.

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