America's Front Yard, the National Mall, is undergoing a major facelift, and John Deere is playing an integral part, with the donation of multiple grounds care products and attachments.
Recently at the Mall, personnel from John Deere, the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service gathered in a celebration of National Public Lands Day.
At the celebration, John Deere announced the donation of more than $400,000 of equipment and attachments that will be used to restore and maintain the turf and grounds at the National Mall.
"John Deere is both honored and proud to play a role in the revitalization of this iconic landscape," said Denver Caldwell, manager of turf marketing and marketing support for John Deere.
The multi-year restoration is focused on improving the ability of the National Mall to serve the public need for national celebrations, demonstrations, festivals and other special events, a news release said.
The equipment donated from John Deere will be used on the National Mall, from 3rd Street to 7th Street. This section of the Mall underwent a major restoration that was completed last year.
The equipment will also be used in the planned restoration of the rest of the National Mall grounds set to begin in 2014.
John Deere Power Products, at 1630 Hal Henard Road, is one of Greene County's major employers.
The local plant is celebrating 25 years of service in Greene County this year.
The local plant manufactures the popular 100 Series John Deere lawn tractors sold in stores, including Lowe's and Home Depot.