August 20-27, 2007

John Deere Wind Energy to expand financial services operations into Canada

BURLINGTON, ONT-John Deere Wind Energy has announced plans to provide its project development, financing and other financial services in Canada. The company, a business unit of John Deere Credit, will focus on offering its Canadian customers and their communities the opportunity to participate in renewable energy development. It will provide specialized expertise in project finance, construction project management, wind turbine procurement and wind energy technology and operations. As a first step, John Deere Wind Energy has hired J Douglas Duimering as manager of business development for Canada. He will be responsible for developing and implementing tactical and long-range plans for the development of the Canadian market by building relationships with key developers and overseeing project development across the country. Duimering was previously director of sales for Vestas Canada where he supported wind developers on projects throughout Canada.

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