Deere earnings surge on farm boom
Sales in construction division, including Dubuque factory, continue to sag
By EILEEN MOZINSKI TH staff writer
A strong agricultural market continues to drive growth at Deere &Co., even as unstable economic conditions pound some of the heavy equipment maker’s divisions.
Deere posted record third-quarter earnings Wednesday showing growth companywide but a slowdown in the construction and forestry division, which includes John Deere Dubuque Works.