The John Deere Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee has hit a major milestone by building its 5 millionth riding lawn mower, according to an on wjhl.com. This location is the company’s highest volume facility, with an assembly line of 105 people.
Power Products facility manager, Jeff Hollett, says in the article, “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.”
Doug Hadler is the Manufacturing Tech on the line that produced the 5 millionth riding lawnmower and says that Hollett was cheering everyone on while it went down the line.
The factory manufactures other John Deere products aside from riding lawn mowers and has anywhere from 500 to 1000 people working there depending on the season. The size of the location has grown significantly from the 62 people who worked there the year it opened in 1988.
Hollett says, “Were very proud of what we've accomplished here in our 30 years.”