John Deere completed the construction of a 7,500-square-foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois, to better meet internal training demands, along with supporting customer visits and events.
The building is part of the Construction & Forestry Training Campus, and includes three classrooms that can be used separately for training purposes, or combined to hold 250 people for large events. In addition, there is nearly 4,000 square feet for outdoor training, and equipment walkarounds.
The facility will also include a John Deere simulator. Onsite events will include customer-specific activities where they can demo equipment and interact with Deere experts.
“The primary function of this new facility is to provide much-needed additional classroom space for dealer sales staff and technician training," said David Reilly, manager, worldwide training, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Training is a core part of our program, but beyond that, the C&F Coal Valley Training Campus also hosts other important events throughout the year."
Source: John Deere