John Deere Planter Works Named as Latest Public Health Heroes

Responding to the need for more Personal Protective Equipment for hospitals and first responders, the John Deere Planter Works in the Quad Cities got to work. The plant was retro-fitted to begin production of high quality face shields. Plastic face shields have become an in demand items for those working on the front lines. John Deere Planter Works responded by producing and donating 3000 face shields to the Henry County Office of Emergency Management. Mat Schnepple, Director of the Henry County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) states, “We would like to thank the John Deere Planter Works of the Quad Cities. We ask local residents to join with us in thanking John Deere Planter Works for going above and beyond in keeping our First Responders safe during this unprecedented time.” If you would like to nominate a person or business as Public Health Heroes, you can contact the Henry County Health Department on Facebook or by calling 309-852-0197.

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