John Deere celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Turf Care manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina on July 8. In 1997, the facility produced its first piece of equipment, the Lightweight Fairway Mower.
Today, it creates 10 different models of commercial mowing and golf equipment for customers in the landscaping industry.
“Over the past 20 years, we’ve cultivated a team of professionals who take great pride in designing and manufacturing top quality products in the Turf Care facility,” said Siva Sundaresan, factory manager and global director for Commercial Mowing and Golf Equipment at John Deere. “In addition to producing innovative equipment that is revolutionizing the golf and landscaping industries, we are also proud to employ a team that is dedicated to bettering their local communities.”
In honor of the 20th anniversary, Fuquay-Varina Mayor John W. Byrne proclaimed July 22 “John Deere Turf Care Day” in the city.
“John Deere Turf Care has been active in the community since coming to Fuquay-Varina 20 years ago, and during that time, we have been able to continue a very strong community relationship with them,” said Mayor Byrne.
In June, the facility marked a milestone by producing its 600,000th unit at the Fuquay-Varina facility. The company will continue to focus on complementing the local community’s economic development efforts.
“It is important that the town continue to work with a great community-minded company like John Deere Turf Care,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Blake Massengill, chairman of the Town Board’s Economic Development Committee.