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    Deere plans layoffs at eastern Iowa, western Illinois plants

    Source: https://newschannel20.com/news/local...-sh1U3xnwqL6zU


    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Deere & Co. plans to lay off more than 110 workers at its plant in Davenport by Nov. 18.

    The company also said Tuesday that it would lay off about 50 workers later this month from its Harvester Works plant in East Moline, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from Davenport.
    Deere public relations director Ken Golden says Deere has lowered its expectations for sales and net income because of decreased customer demand. He says the layoffs are a result of the market conditions.
    He says no other Deere plant is included in the layoffs.

    The company makes equipment for construction, agriculture and landscaping.
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    Not a good agricultural economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Source: https://newschannel20.com/news/local...-sh1U3xnwqL6zU


    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Deere & Co. plans to lay off more than 110 workers at its plant in Davenport by Nov. 18.

    The company also said Tuesday that it would lay off about 50 workers later this month from its Harvester Works plant in East Moline, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from Davenport.
    Deere public relations director Ken Golden says Deere has lowered its expectations for sales and net income because of decreased customer demand. He says the layoffs are a result of the market conditions.
    He says no other Deere plant is included in the layoffs.

    The company makes equipment for construction, agriculture and landscaping.
    Sign of the ag economy and suprisingly, the construction industry is in a bit of a doldrum. Construction isn't as bad as a few years ago but housing construction numbers aren't great either. Landscaping should be ok but not as good as if construction picked up.

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    I'll blame...election year for 200 alex!

    Things..( construction ie; New houses) are going crazy in Oregon.

    Way more going on than the communities can support. Huge New schools being built...bla bla bla.

    Money is tight in the group I deal with.....The end " crash" is coming its just ..When?


    I see this as a ploy to bring in more imported crap and hike prices......No there not going to take your ar-15.
    But they might as well.

    I'm probly never buying any NEW vehicle ,tractor ,truck ever again.. ..I'm going old school. Sure I won't have heat and ac but I'm not getting sucked in to what I see coming and what a few folks are dealing with.

    Seems like early 2000 machines will be the last of the "good" ones.

    my .02.......everyone has there own thoughts.
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    Correction to my post

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    I'll blame...election year for 200 alex!

    Things..( construction ie; New houses) are going crazy in Oregon.

    Way more going on than the communities can support. Huge New schools being built...bla bla bla.

    Money is tight in the group I deal with.....The end " crash" is coming its just ..When?


    I see this as a ploy to bring in more imported crap and hike prices......No there not going to take your ar-15.
    But they might as well.

    I'm probly never buying any NEW vehicle ,tractor ,truck ever again.. ..I'm going old school. Sure I won't have heat and ac but I'm not getting sucked in to what I see coming and what a few folks are dealing with.

    Seems like early 2000 machines will be the last of the "good" ones.

    my .02.......everyone has there own thoughts.
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    For Deere, that should ripple through to landscaping and if it continues, construction but one month doesn't make a trend. Historically, the US needs about 700-800,000 new single family homes constructed each year to keep up with family formation, although the millennials have delayed that process by going to live with their parents. Home sizes were shrinking as well compared to a decade ago but I haven't looked at recent data on that.

    I agree that the older machines have the virtue of being able to work on them without a computer. There are a heck of a lot of 50 year old tractors still running but not many 50 year old computers. Heat shouldn't ever be a problem but AC might be since they keep changing coolant.

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    I have to wonder what the real reason is.

    Old Cajun had to wait 8 months for his tractor so now the wait is going to be what..............?
    I also wonder how much money Deere makes by laying off people and make customers wait? Pretty soon people ARE NOT going to wait but go elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I have to wonder what the real reason is.

    Old Cajun had to wait 8 months for his tractor so now the wait is going to be what..............?
    I also wonder how much money Deere makes by laying off people and make customers wait? Pretty soon people ARE NOT going to wait but go elsewhere.
    The plants they list make LARGE ag machines, I think thats the part of the business that has slowed. The sCUT and CUT side of the business seems to be booming.
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    I didn't read the whole article (if there was more than just a few paragraphs), if that was it then I guess I did.
    Layoffs and call backs are somewhat common at times in factory jobs. We have two big ones close to me that do a lot of work based on government contracts, when the contracts are slow they layoff, when they get a full work load they call them back. Just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    Sign of the ag economy and suprisingly, the construction industry is in a bit of a doldrum. Construction isn't as bad as a few years ago but housing construction numbers aren't great either. Landscaping should be ok but not as good as if construction picked up.

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    I'll blame...election year for 200 alex!

    Things..( construction ie; New houses) are going crazy in Oregon.

    Way more going on than the communities can support. Huge New schools being built...bla bla bla.

    Money is tight in the group I deal with.....The end " crash" is coming its just ..When?


    I see this as a ploy to bring in more imported crap and hike prices......No there not going to take your ar-15.
    But they might as well.

    I'm probly never buying any NEW vehicle ,tractor ,truck ever again.. ..I'm going old school. Sure I won't have heat and ac but I'm not getting sucked in to what I see coming and what a few folks are dealing with.

    Seems like early 2000 machines will be the last of the "good" ones.

    my .02.......everyone has there own thoughts.
    Construction slowing down? Not around here...

    I have been working on the garage project and based on the way things are going, I am expecting to have to push things till next year. I can't get contractors to show up and I have a pile of money sitting here to do the project. We were at a standstill for a month, 4 entire weeks because I couldn't get the cement guy to show up and pour the floor. Then I needed a section of driveway removed by the general contractor so we could trench out to a building. We sat doing noting for 3 weeks until I threatened to do it myself. All of a sudden he shows up with a bobcat and does it. Now we are back to waiting on cement for the apron and driveway but we are getting so late in the season that I am about to tell him to stop and wait till next year.

    It isn't like these guys are not busy or not buying new equipment. My General Contractor showed up a couple weeks ago in a new truck.

    Sure this is just my project but they are building houses as fast as they can around here and that is where the contractors are working and the one off jobs are suffering because they have so much work.

    My thoughts on this. Sure the plant builds stuff for Ag, construction and landscaping. I see one of those three suffering right now here in the US. That would be the Ag side. One of the big issues there is the soy bean market globally. That is a crop that is grown around here quite a bit but as a country the US uses very little of it. So unless the US gets on a Tofu craving, I don't see that changing. Maybe you are interested in that but I sure am not. The other two Deere product categories may be seeing a bit of a downturn in the export market but that happens. Look at the other side of the coin and currency values. When the dollar is strong, that makes products we make here that much more expensive for those overseas so that impacts sales as well. Deere is a global company.

    While it sucks that there are layoffs, I wonder how many layoffs there really are. Many times they announce layoffs and it is a matter of the 50 people that were retiring over the next couple months that are impacted. No idea how many people work at this plant but I would say it is safe to assume there are more than 100 people there and this isn't like they are laying off 50% of the factory workers. If this is anything like that where the 50 positions are little more than their natural turn over then heck, we are doing layoffs all the time. We have people leave here, mostly retire, and we hold their position vacant for sometimes well over a year unless it is a key position. They do this for salary savings so they can shift the salary (and benefit) dollars they would have spent on a working person to fund special projects. Moving the money from one bucket to another. Was it a layoff? No but it has the same effect. Someone isn't working. We all have to pick up the slack. At any given time we have I would say 3 positions that are vacant on our org chart yet are not posted for hire. This isn't a lot but when you calculate that we only have 65 people in our department, the % now is getting up there.

    I see this as little more than something to grab headlines, a political comment and news to stockholders on we are doing something to better your investment.
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    The one plant makes combines and since grain prices suck farmers aren’t buying. I’m not going down the rabbit hole of tariffs in this thread.

    Sennister hit the nail on the head I think. 50 people could be people retiring. My employer has done that twice in the last four years. Gave people that were less than two years away from retirement age an incentive package to retire early. Then the eliminated the positions. Way to cut payroll and other expenses related to full time employees. They are in the process of doing it again.


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