A division of Deere & Co. is breaking ground Monday on a new facility in southwestern Missouri expected to create 55 jobs over five years.
John Deere Reman produces re-manufacturing equipment components, such as engines, drive trains and compressors. The company already has a plant in northeastern Springfield. The $14 million, 275,000-square-foot facility being built in nearby Strafford will serve as the central processing and storage location for Deere dealers around the country.
John Deere Reman officials say the new plant will help grow the company's re-manufacturing business. Gov. Jay Nixon planned to join company and community officials at Monday afternoon's groundbreaking in the new Strafford Industrial Park.