Deere & Co. will move some production from its Horicon plant to a plant in Tennessee, resulting in the loss of a few dozen seasonal manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin.While some Walker apologists might say that these are "only" seasonal jobs being lost, in Walker's job-killing economy, we can't even afford losing these jobs.
The Moline, Ill.-based maker of lawn-and-garden equipment, utility vehicles and farm machinery said Thursday it will move production of its EZTrak zero-turn mowers from Horicon to a Deere plant in Greeneville, Tenn.
The move will not reduce the number of year-round employees in Horicon but will reduce the number of seasonal employees hired during peak manufacturing months, the company said.
And just how business friendly is Wisconsin when employers are moving their jobs to places like Illinois? Didn't Walker and his supporters say that Illinois was going to go under due to their "high taxes?"