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Wuhan coronavirus: Deere temporarily closes facilities in China

Christian Fernsby |
Deere said yesterday it has temporarily closed its facilities in China because of the coronavirus outbreak until the company determines it appropriate to reopen.

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Deere has eight facilities in the world’s second-largest economy but none are located in China’s city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.

It was one of the most drastic steps taken by a U.S. company in response to the outbreak. American manufacturers have been mostly following the guidelines issued by Beijing delaying reopening of their factories after the Lunar New Year.

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