John Deere Landscapes Unveils New Name as SiteOne Landscape Supply
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (August 14, 2015) – John Deere Landscapes today unveiled its new name and logo as SiteOne Landscape Supply, effective October 19. The new brand represents the next step for SiteOne as an independent company after its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in December 2013. With over 460 locations in the U.S. and Canada, SiteOne is the largest wholesale distributor of landscape supplies for green industry professionals in North America, including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, landscape accessories, nursery goods, hardscapes, and outdoor lighting, along with a broad array of services designed to help green industry professionals operate and grow their businesses. SiteOne will formally introduce customers to the new brand at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.
“As a market leader, our vision is to make our customers the most successful landscaping professionals in the green industry—and that’s what our new brand represents,” said Doug Black, SiteOne’s chief executive officer. “We have over 2,500 passionate and knowledgeable associates across North America, all focused on the success of our customers. The new brand reflects our unique position as the only national full-line provider of landscaping products which, along with the deep knowledge and state-of- the-art solutions that we offer, will form our foundation for future growth.”
SiteOne’s tagline, “Stronger Together” defines its partnerships with customers, associates, suppliers and communities, and its commitment to excellence in product offerings and service delivery. “By working together with our suppliers and customers we can achieve great things for all stakeholders,” said Black.
The rebranding effort began shortly after the purchase of John Deere Landscapes by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. SiteOne performed an extensive 18-month branding process, which included gathering input from associates, suppliers, customers and key stakeholders. The brand roll out will be completed by December. “We have an exciting new look, with the same exceptional associates who will continue to deliver the high quality products and services our customers know and trust,” Black said.
About SiteOne Landscape Supply LLC
SiteOne Landscape Supply (formerly John Deere Landscapes) is North America’s leading wholesale distributor of landscape supplies for green industry professionals including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, landscape accessories, nursery goods, hardscapes, and outdoor lighting, along with a broad array of services designed to help green industry professionals operate and grow their businesses. With over 460 locations in the U.S. and Canada, the broadest product and service offerings, and over 2,500 knowledgeable associates, SiteOne is committed to making its customers the most successful landscape professionals in the green industry.
John Deere Has Been Named to the Forbes Magazine List of America's Best Employers
April 8, 2015 | Posted in Manufacturer News
MOLINE, Ill. — John Deere has been named to the Forbes magazine list of America's Best Employers. Deere was 38th among 500 companies included in the recently-announced ranking based on independent research of American employees working for large U.S. organizations or U.S. divisions of international firms.
Forbes reports survey participants were asked if they would recommend their employer or any other employers in their industry to a potential employee. The demographic mix of respondents in the sample is representative of the overall U.S. workforce.
"It is especially gratifying that this honor comes directly from employees of Deere and others who know about Deere," said Sam Allen, chairman and chief executive officer. "Our employees take on the challenge each day to help ensure the world has enough food, fiber, shelter and infrastructure. This presents opportunities in the workplace to help people lead better lives all across the world."
Google, Costco, Marathon Petroleum, The Container Store and L.L. Bean made up the top five companies overall in the Forbes list. The research also divided the companies into 25 industries. Deere was third in the Engineering and Manufacturing category.
Deere & Co. is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.
Deere & Co. Was Named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2015 List of the World's Most Ethical Companies
Deere & Co. was named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2015 list of the World's Most Ethical Companies and was in the top 5 in Industrial Manufacturing. The ranking recognizes companies for ethics, integrity, transparency and compliance, according to Ethisphere. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. Honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.
This year’s 132 honorees span 21 countries and five continents and represent over 50 industries. In its ninth year, the list includes 15 nine-time honorees and 11 first-time honorees.
The other 4 in the top 5 are 3M, GE, Milliken and Company, and Johnson Controls, Inc
John Deere Announces Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Program
Deere dealers to offer certified used machines that meet stringent quality inspections and requirements
OLATHE, Kansas (August 4, 2014) – John Deere introduces a new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Equipment program to assist customers looking for field-ready used machines with the latest technology to increase overall productivity for their farm or business operation.
The new Certified Pre-Owned equipment program covers John Deere tractors and combines under a comprehensive PowerGard Protection Plan.
"Some customers have not upgraded their machinery fleet in a few years and the Certified Pre-Owned Equipment program will allow them to trade up to later model machines with new technology," says Bill Weber, division manager, remarketing, John Deere. "Typically, these machines have better fuel economy, comfort, convenience, and the latest technology to provide exceptional value to customers wanting to enhance and improve their overall equipment line-up."
Every Certified Pre-Owned tractor or combine is covered by a comprehensive PowerGard™ Protection Plan that provides extra value and cost-of-ownership effectiveness. All main components are covered including engine, transmission, final drives, hubs, steering components, electronics, hydraulics, cab, and air conditioning. There are some deductibles and John Deere dealers will have more detailed information about the PowerGard coverages.
"No one else offers a low-hour used machine that's been field tested, inspected and certified on over 170 points for tractors and 200 points on combines," says Weber. "Plus, customers will have the peace of mind to know that these machines are covered with one year of PowerGard protection."
All Certified Pre-Owned machines will also receive a free one-year subscription to JDLink™ which monitors machinery location and performance, tracks fuel usage, and manages and protects equipment from a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.
"This is the ideal time for customers to consider purchasing a used, late model, combine, or tractor" emphasizes Weber. "There has never been a better selection of equipment, backed by an industry-leading protection plan, and fully outfitted with the latest technology to add comfort, convenience, and efficiency."
For more information on the Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Program, contact a Tractor Central location near you.
Tractor Central at County Fairs
Over the last few weeks and for the rest of August, Tractor Central has been sponsoring and setting up displays at county fairs all over western Wisconsin. Below you will see pictures of John Deere equipment set up at the Rusk, Jackson and Dunn County fairs. We were even spotted at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls, WI a few weeks ago!