At its Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina-based plant, John Deere recently celebrated a manufacturing milestone — the completion of its 500,000 unit built at the turf care factory. The unit, a John Deere ZTrak Mower, was celebrated by the entire factory and will be on display at several upcoming local events.

“We are proud of the legacy we’ve built as a company and the work our team puts into every piece of equipment we produce,” said Rosalind Fox, factory manager of John Deere Turf Care.

In 1997 the factory produced its first unit – a lightweight fairway mower. Today, Turf Care produces 10 models of commercial mowing and golf equipment that are distributed throughout North America and exported to more than 100 countries.