MOLINE, ILL. — John Deere recently completed the construction of a 7,500 square foot facility in Coal Valley, Ill. as part of the Construction & Forestry Training Campus.
The facility is expected to better meet internal training demands, along with supporting customer visits and events, indicates a release.
The building includes three classrooms that can be used separately for training purposes or combined to hold over 250 people for larger events. In addition, there is nearly 4,000 square feet of covered canopy space for outdoor training and equipment walkarounds.
The facility will also include a John Deere simulator — further bridging the gap between the classroom and jobsite, states the release, adding onsite events include customer-specific activities where they can demo equipment and interact with John Deere experts.
“The primary function of this new facility is to provide much-needed additional classroom space for dealer sales staff and technician training,” said David Reilly, manager, worldwide training, John Deere Construction & Forestry, in a statement.
“Training is a core part of our program, but beyond that, the C&F Coal Valley Training Campus also hosts other important events throughout the year.”