John Deere Industrial Equipment Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
John Deere has been established in 1837 and has focused ever since on manufacturing equipment for agricultural processes such as tractors, scraper systems, seeding, harvesting, and planting equipment. Throughout the years though, they have also expanded into manufacturing other categories of industrial equipment, for construction, gardening, landscaping, and forestry as well as manufacturing engines and other components. Like many other manufacturers up until the 80s, they have used asbestos in their products, putting at risk not only their employees but also individuals using their components when doing maintenance work on equipment.