John Deere Reman to expand operations in Springfield
Deere & Company, a world leader in agriculture and construction, is expanding operations in Springfield, Missouri. The remanufacturing division of Deere & Company, John Deere Reman, will add drivetrain and hydraulic remanufacturing operations to their existing facilities, creating 130 new jobs.
John Deere Reman remanufactures engines, fuel, and electronics components for agriculture and construction customers around the world. The company has approximately 400 employees in Springfield and will be hiring an additional 130 employees to support the new business. Operations for John Deere Reman began in Springfield in 1998 as a joint venture with Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. and became wholly owned by Deere in 2009.
“John Deere Reman is committed to helping our customers become more profitable and sustainable across the full lifecycle of our products,” said Jena Holtberg-Benge, manager, John Deere Reman Business. “By consolidating operations and creating a center of excellence in Springfield, the company is well positioned for future growth.”
Remanufacturing offers customers a unique opportunity to meet the service needs of their equipment at a lower price point, with quality equivalent to new parts. The remanufacturing of components also has significant positive environmental benefits through the reuse and recycling of material.
The Springfield region is home to multiple remanufacturing companies and has seen significant growth from this industry over the past 10 years. Springfield’s self-proclaimed designation as the nation’s remanufacturing hub has allowed companies like John Deere Reman to create and access a workforce with the skills needed to succeed in the industry. Further advancements like Ozark Technical Community College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing, among others, are continuing to invest in the future of this industry among others.
Chamber economic development staff worked with John Deere Reman to access state incentives, including Missouri Works and Missouri One Start to help meet specific needs for this project. In addition to creating new jobs and investment, this expansion demonstrates the company’s commitment to the Springfield region and confidence in our ability to develop and attract talent.
“John Deere Reman in Springfield is a major employer in the area, and we look forward to its continued success,” Governor Mike Parson said. “We appreciate John Deere’s continued investment in our state and commitment to providing more jobs and opportunities for Missourians.”