|GVP Philip J. Gruber and Steve Johnson, Factory Manager at John Deere Horicon Works, along with IAM members who run the John Deere Gator line, the John Deere management team, IAM Local 873 leadership and IAM District 10 representatives.|
A voucher worth $14,999 toward the purchase of a John Deere vehicle is the next raffle prize to raise money for the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention to be held in Chicago. John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon, WI agreed to let the IAM’s Midwest Territory raffle the voucher, which can be used at a local John Deere dealer toward the purchase of a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle or Select Series/Signature Riding Lawn Equipment.
“We have a good working relationship with John Deere and have had for many years reaching back into the 1950s,” said IAM Midwest Territory GVP Philip J. Gruber. “This raffle prize is another example of the win-win relationship we have with John Deere. We would like to thank IAM Local 873 President Brian Brath, John Deere Horicon Works Factory Manager Steve Johnson and our members of Local 873 for helping make this happen.”
The Midwest Territory will be marketing a decked out John Deere Gator RSX850i Trail model for the next year. At the end of that year, the raffle ticket winner can go to a local John Deere dealer and pick out a Gator Trail, Sport, or Utility vehicle or John Deere riding lawn equipment with a new warranty. The equipment is union made in the U.S. by members of IAM Local 873.