John Deere Southwest Office Building
3400 80th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Global Supply Management & Logistics
March 23, 2020
K & S MANUFACTURING INC
N8145 MAPLE ST
IXONIA, WI 53036
Re: Support for K & S MANUFACTURING INC and its divisions to remain operational as an essential critical infrastructure worker
To whom it concerns:
In addition to a general statementyou received on March 20, you are receiving this follow-up letter as a targeted supplement, as you work through state or local guidance on essential business definitions. This letter serves as confirmation of association between your operations and John Deere.
The Food & Agriculture, Transportation, and Energy sector(s) are listed as essential critical infrastructure workers, by the Department of Homeland Security. Keeping farmers and those involved in infrastructure and energy production up and running with machinery, maintenance, parts and financing are essential to food production and John Deere’s ability to support critical infrastructure needs across the nation.
John Deere continues to operate in the face of Coronavirus (COVID-19) because our business, as designated by the President of the United States and the United States Department of Homeland Security, is essential to ensuring community and national resilience and wellbeing.Read the full statement here.
K & S MANUFACTURING INC is a supplier to John Deere and provides parts and components to what is deemed by the Department of Homeland Security as essential critical infrastructure. In consideration of this designation, John Deere’s targeted suppliers are needed to continue our operations and support John Deere as we operate to supply products needed for the critical areas of transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industry.
This letter confirms that K & S MANUFACTURING INC has open purchase orders to support John Deere as an essential critical infrastructure worker.