John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 5-millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tenn. Originally founded as a small, satellite factory, Power Products is now the highest volume facility for John Deere, and is responsible for manufacturing many of the iconic green lawn mowers sold by the brand.
“The production of the 5-millionth machine is a significant milestone for the Power Products team, John Deere and our loyal customers,” said Jeff Hollett, factory manager. “We take immense pride in the legacy we have built here in Greeneville, and to know we have built 5 million machines is something we are really proud of.”
The Power Products facility currently manufactures the John Deere 100-Series models, some of which are equipped with the award-winning Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System, the S240 Lawn Tractor, and the Z300 Series ZTrak and Z500 Series ZTrak zero turn mowers. Comprehensive of all lawn equipment, the models built by the employees at Power Products have a greater reach and purpose than just the equipment.
“The production of 5-million units really puts into perspective what we do here on a daily basis,” said Hollett. “It’s more than just manufacturing machines to help people tend to their lawn. It’s about our unwavering commitment to quality and integrity. This is the only way we were able to reach this milestone, which is a testament to the long-term success of John Deere Power Products.”
The facility was established in 1988 and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.