WVEL News Scope Now: John Deere Plans Layoffs At Eastern Iowa And Western Illinois Plants

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John Deere & Company plans to lay off more than 110 workers at its plant in Davenport, IA by November 18th of this year.

According to WICS-TV, the company also said earlier this week that it would lay off about 50 workers later this month from its Harvester Works plant in East Moline, IL; just across the Mississippi River from Davenport.

Deere public relations director Ken Golden says Deere has lowered its expectations for sales and net income because of decreased customer demand. He says the layoffs are a result of the market conditions.

He says no other Deere plant is included in the layoffs.

The company makes equipment for construction, agriculture, and landscaping.