Located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, the 335,000 square-foot Turf Care facility first opened in 1997, producing lightweight fairway mowers.
Over the ensuing 20 years, the facility would introduce several new commercial and golf mowing innovations, becoming an important manufacturing hub for John Deere commercial-grade production.
“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, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
He added: “In addition to producing innovative equipment that is revolutionising the golf and landscaping industries, we are also proud to employ a team that is dedicated to bettering their local communities.”
Since the production of the first fairway mower, the Turf Care facility has introduced more than 15 products into production and celebrated significant milestones along the way, including in 1999 building riding greens mowers, ProGator Utility Vehicles for the golf business and 700 Series Front Mowers and Decks.
In 2000, production of the 1400 Series Front Mowers and Decks began and in 2007 production of the Z997 Diesel ZTrak Mowers was transferred to Turf Care, where it continues to be built to the present day. In March, 2015, Turf Care Produced its 500,000th unit.