February 7 is industrial pioneer John Deere’s birthday – do you know where your tractor, diesel engine, lawn mower, drivetrains and/or financial service plan is/are? Born in 1804, Deere opened his first shop in – yep, you guessed it – the booming metropolis of Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836. Since that time, the company’s legacy has lived up to its “Nothing Runs Like A Deere” slogan. With $52.58 billion in revenue in 2022, the NYSE-traded Deere & Company ranked No. 84 in Fortune 500’s list of largest U.S. corporations last year, and continues its global renown for a legacy operating philosophy rooted in integrity, excellence and cutting-edge product development. Never underestimate the power of a steel pitchfork, folks.
"Strike while the iron is hot." —