John Deere and the city of Olathe, KS, U.S. announced that John Deere will build a new marketing and sales center in northwest Olathe, that will use new technology in construction to support efforts to build according to greener, cleaner environmental standards.
The 126,150 sq-ft facility will house more than 400 marketing professionals who provide support and service to John Deere sales branches and agricultural dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. The new single-building facility will have expanded meeting and training rooms, a fitness center, and an open-office atmosphere to facilitate teamwork in strategic and tactical marketing initiatives. There will be unimpeded visibility to the outside and excellent utilization of natural light.
John Deere is making the move from an older, two-building facility to fully support the future growth in sales and market share of agricultural equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada. City officials are working on projects to bring hotel and other convention center facilities to the area to supplement development and business growth.
Construction for the new facility will begin this fall and is expected to be completed in early 2010.
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