John Deere has renewed plans to build a marketing and sales center in northwest Olathe, Kan. This 126,150 square-foot facility will house up to 500 marketing professionals who will provide support and service to John Deere sales branches and agriculture and turf dealerships in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
As originally intended, this facility will meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Certification, Gold Level.The new single-building facility will have expanded meeting and training rooms, new technology for digital communications and information systems, 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.
Construction for the new building will begin this June and is expected to be completed in August 2011.
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