As the coronavirus COVID-19 situation evolves, we are committed to keeping you informed about John Deere’s actions to safeguard employees while maintaining operations in order to support our dealers and customers and their livelihoods. These objectives are immensely important to us during normal times. They are vital today.
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Our global team of engineers sat down with a challenge: How can we make a difference in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus? We have a few ideas that have made it into production so far.
John Deere continues to operate in the face of COVID-19 because our business, as designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, is essential to ensuring community and national resilience and well-being.
Deere engineer designs no-touch door opener. The original design was shared publicly for 3D-print manufacturing and later altered for laser-cut manufacturing. Read the John Deere Journal article.
John Deere employees in India provided food and hygiene supplies to communities and personal protective equipment to hospitals and healthcare workers. The initial relief effort focused on food insecure areas in four cities – Pune, Dewas, Sirhind, and Nagpur – where Deere has factories or offices. Read the John Deere Journal article.
Deere employees begin production of protective face shields for health-care workers. Read press release.
Deere ingenuity makes use of in-house 3D-printing technology to improve employee safety, manufacturing face shields to affix to existing bump-guard ballcaps. Company releases plans via its COVID-19 innovation page, free of charge, so other companies can do the same. Read John Deere Journal article?.
Deere resumed operations Sunday night at its hydraulic-cylinder factory in Moline, Illinois.
Deere suspended production at its hydraulic-cylinder factory in Moline, Illinois, after management learned of a confirmed COVID-19 case with an employee there on April 2. During the suspension, the facility will undergo a thorough disinfection that meets or exceeds local and state health-department guidance. Those employees able to work remotely during this time will continue to do so.
Deere resumed production with a limited number of employees today at its construction and forestry factory in Dubuque, Iowa. Production start-up will be staggered over the coming weeks.
Deere suspended production of its construction and forestry equipment factory in Dubuque, Iowa, after management learned of a confirmed COVID-19 case with an employee there. During the suspension, the facility will undergo a thorough disinfection that meets or exceeds local and state health-department guidance. Employees will return to work via staggered, scheduled start-ups. Those able to work remotely during this time will continue to do so.
John Deere supports local Iowa and Illinois hospital system by donating protective eyewear to help safeguard doctors and nurses who are on the frontlines. Read more in the John Deere Journal.
In Brazil, where farmers are harvesting their first crop and beginning to plant their second, Deere parts operation in Campinas is open and our dealers are servicing our customers to ensure they receive the support they need during this critical time for their business. On the other hand, John Deere's agricultural and construction equipment factories in Brazil are undergoing temporary closures. We anticipate that our facilities will return to operation as soon as possible and we are closely monitoring the situation.
John Deere leadership is closely monitoring guidelines issued by country and state level authorities and acting accordingly. This includes temporary and partial suspension of production due to those mandates and/or to resulting supply chain disruptions in Asia, Europe, and South America.
John Deere continues to operate in the face of COVID-19 because our business, as designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, is essential to ensuring community and national resilience and well-being. Read full statement.
John Deere Foundation announces a 2-for-1 match for employee donations up to $250,000 to select home-community food banks and American Red Cross chapters. For example, employee donations of $250,000 plus the Foundation's $500,000 match would provide $750,000 in much-needed support to these organizations.
John Deere Financial encourages its financing/lease customers to call 800-325-0130 or contact via MyJohnDeere.com for support needed due to COVID-19-related financial hardships.
The company announced it will waive copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 testing for employees.
In China during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Deere dealers and customers jumped into action to help build two new hospitals in less than two weeks. Read John Deere Journal article.
Company representatives contacted local chambers of commerce, United Way offices, and foodbanks to understand the impact the virus is having in John Deere-unit communities to help support a social safety net for those affected.
Deere activated a COVID-19 employee-resource site that provides information from the U.S. Centers on Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) and includes relevant company policies and communications.
Maintaining a healthy workplace:
Protecting our employees' health and well-being is our top priority. Those who can work remotely have been encouraged to do so. Those who are needed on-site to get necessary parts and equipment to our dealers and customers to keep them up and running are working with the following safeguards:
There are a lot of uncertainties right now. We’re doing all we can to build the machines customers need to keep their businesses running. Our trucks are hauling the parts dealers need to provide maximum uptime. And our field teams are providing the exceptional support their customers and dealers need. Plus, we’re better prepared than ever to fully utilize tools such as John Deere Connected Support?™ to remotely monitor and proactively fix issues or send for a trained technician.
John Deere dealers also are implementing operational changes to keep their employees safe. Please contact your local John Deere dealer?ship to learn how it is continuing to serve customers.
Protecting our employees’ health and well-being is a top priority. Those who can work remotely have been encouraged to do so. Those who are needed on-site to get necessary parts and equipment into customers’ hands are working with safeguards in place. (See “Maintaining a healthy workplace” safeguards.)
Employees and others are encouraged to visit One.Deere.com, a mobile-friendly website for John Deere’s U.S. production and maintenance employees, to get the latest information on how we are responding to COVID-19 in our operations.