Schedule a Tour
Would you like to see the Hi-Way and New Leader equipment manufacturing process up close?
Request a factory tour!
Highway Equipment Company (HECO), the manufacturer of Hi-Way road maintenance and deicing equipment and New Leader crop nutrient applicators, utilizes the latest technologies throughout the entire production process – from the initial design to the finished piece. Our in-house engineering team uses the latest CAD systems to ensure proper fit and compatibility long before the production process begins. Once the production process has started, the precise, 4000 watt CL-707 laser cutting system reduces the need for splicing sheets together, creating fewer seams and a more accurate, higher quality piece of equipment. A high-powered iron phosphate wash removes scaling and dirt before the final paint process in an environmentally friendly down-draft paint booth. This type of paint booth provides a consistent finish while the bake oven cures the paint at 180 degrees, ensuring durability and long life.
In addition to our advanced manufacturing software and equipment, HECO also invests in the manpower required to make it all happen. HECO employees regularly participate in training relevant to their positions. For example, all HECO welders have completed the American Welder’s Society (AWS) Weld Certification and Weld Quality program, and the entire company regularly participates in safety training, regardless of their position. Advanced technology together with skilled manpower produces the best Hi-Way and New Leader equipment for our customers.
Factory Tour Information:
HECO tours last approximately 1 hour and are scheduled by appointment only. Public tours are given, for groups of five or more, on Mondays at 10 a.m. Central and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Central at no cost. We require 72 hours notice to schedule a tour. Complete the form below to request a tour. HECO personnel will contact you to confirm or deny your request based on availability. We will do our best to accommodate your group!
Highway Equipment Company
1330 76th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Tour requests are subject to availability and cancellation. HECO will attempt to notify the tour group if a schedule change occurs. HECO is not liable for any costs incurred if a tour is cancelled.