OverallFUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. – John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 500,000th unit built at the Turf Care factory in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The unit, a John Deere ZTrak Mower, was celebrated by the entire factory and will be on display at several upcoming local events.

“Producing the 500,000th machine is a significant milestone for John Deere and our whole Turf Care team,” said Rosalind Fox, factory manager of John Deere Turf Care. “We are proud of the legacy we’ve built as a company and the work our team puts into every piece of equipment we produce. It’s a special day for the factory, the town of Fuquay-Varina and John Deere customers everywhere.”

In 1997, the factory produced its first unit—a Lightweight Fairway Mower. Today, Turf Care produces 10 models of commercial mowing and golf equipment that are distributed throughout North America and exported to more than 100 countries. The Turf Care facility occupies more than 335,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space on Highway 55 in Fuquay-Varina and operates a 320,000-square-foot distribution warehouse in Benson, North Carolina, for raw parts and finished goods.