HORICON, Wis. — John Deere's new manufacturing plant in Horicon, Wis., is up and running, according to a story in Wisconsin State Farmer. The company held a ribbon-cutting event last week for the new $45 million facility that employs 80 people. Production at the new facility began last month.

John Deere announced a 388,000-square-foot expansion to the existing facility in October 2015 after local and state agencies secured incentives for the project. New operations at the Horicon Works facility replace warehousing and sub-manufacturing work done in Janesville.

The Horicon Works expansion allows that factory to begin producing the Gator utility vehicle, adding shipping and warehousing operations. The Gator accounted for about half the plant’s volume in 2013. John Deere began building Gators in Horicon after moving its operations there in 2009 from Canada.

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