FREDERICK, Md. –  Beginning with the 2013 season, Wright Manufacturing, Inc., based here, says, in a design and manufacturing agreement with Deere & Co., it will manufacture commercial stand-on mowers bearing the John Deere brand using Wright’s patented technology.

Deere will distribute and support the mowers through its worldwide network of independent dealers. Wright sees this effort as strengthening Wright and its dealers in the years ahead. Wright Manufacturing, Inc. invented the stand-on lawn mower and manufactures a complete line of stand-on, walk behind and mid-mount zero turn mowers that are distributed worldwide.