According to a Feb. 28 report from NWI Times, John Deere will open a new parts distribution center in Mattoon, Ill., this spring. The facility will employ over 200 workers.

“To help accommodate ongoing growth in our Aftermarket & Customer Support business, we are expanding our warehousing, packaging and logistics operations," John Deere said in a statement to NWI Times. "The new distribution center in Mattoon will improve our ability to receive material directly from suppliers and enable us to ship outbound directly to dealers."

The 84-acre property includes "1.1 million square feet of improvements, including clear heights up to 80 feet, 41 loading docks, 11 drive-in doors, large parking lots, and two interior rail spurs with interior loading."

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