Deere facility to foster dealer, technician training

By |  July 12, 2019
John Deere plans to welcome dealers, technicians, customers and others to the new facility. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere plans to welcome dealers, technicians, customers and others to the new facility. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere completed the construction of a 7,500-sq.-ft. facility in Coal Valley, Illinois, to better meet internal training demands, as well as support customer visits and events.

The building is part of John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Training Campus and includes three classrooms that can be used separately for training purposes. The classrooms can also be combined to hold more than 250 people for larger events.

In addition, nearly 4,000 sq. ft. of covered canopy space for outdoor training and equipment walkarounds is available at the site.

“The primary function of this new facility is to provide much-needed additional classroom space for dealer sales staff and technician training,” says David Reilly, manager of worldwide training at 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.”

The facility will include a John Deere simulator to further bridge the gap between the classroom and jobsites.

“With this new facility, customers and dealers can walk out of the classrooms and directly into the demonstration area,” says Tim Hilton, manager of demonstration sites at John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We’re excited to share this new experience with dealers, technicians, customers and media.”

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