John Deere to move 90 jobs to Cary

Posted June 3, 2010 11:33 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2010 11:58 a.m. EDT

— Agriculture and landscaping equipment maker Deere & Co. said Thursday that it plans to move 90 engineering jobs from Charlotte to Cary over the next four months.

Deere officials said the move of its Southeast Engineering Center will better utilize resources and facilities within the turf and utility portion of John Deere’s Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division.

“This action helps John Deere continue as a strong employer in North Carolina as we focus on serving customers through improved use of company assets and finances,” John May, global vice president of Deere’s turf and utility platform, said in a statement.

A few positions will be eliminated in the move, officials said. The Charlotte engineering center won't close until next year, they said.