Deere Downsizes at Construction, Forestry Plant

John Deere Dubuque Works announced Friday that it will lay off 105 employees.

According to the public relations manager, Dan Bernick, the layoffs are in response to market conditions. The layoffs will be effective starting April 6.
In Dubuque, John Deere focuses on manufacturing forestry and construction equipment, not tractors.

Bernick stated that each factory is based on customer demand for the products and the size of the workforce and that no other Deere location is impacted.

In November, Deere announced that net sales had increased by 4 percent in the fourth quarter and that construction and forestry reported higher sales and profit for the year.

“Despite present challenges, the longer-term outlook for our businesses remains healthy and points to a promising future for Deere,” said John C. May, the chief executive officer, in November.

Source: KCRG