Part of what makes John Deere successful is its commitment to its customers, and this can be seen at its factories across the country. John Deere Des Moines Works is dedicated to manufacturing Crop Harvesting and Crop Care equipment, and its output continues to play a role in the company’s overall success.
The story of John Deere Des Moines Works begins back in 1941 at the outset of World War II. The U.S. government was dramatically increasing its capacity to manufacture ammunition, so the Des Moines ordinance plant was built over the next four years. The vast complex of 279 buildings sprawled across 4,400 acres and played a critical role in the war effort – this location was responsible for producing machine gun rounds for the U.S. and Allied troops.