Slideshow: An Inside Look at New Leader

The company’s welcome sign inside the plant.
Some of the many parts that make up a New Leader spreader.
Finished spreader boxes await shipment to customers.
A New Leader worker finishes an outside weld.
An almost finished New Leader spreader awaits final inspection.
An employee works on a weld.
A New Leader employee working on the small parts line.
An employee finishes polishing a laser-cut part.
A close-up of a laser-cut piece of metal.
Some parts of New Leader spreaders need to be painted by hand.
One of the first New Leader spreaders, restored by the company, sits above the main plant entranceway.
Freshly painted parts dry before heading to the assembly line.
One of New Leader’s many safety and quality white boards, which are placed strategically around the facility.

On a recent swing through Iowa, CropLife® magazine had the chance to stop by the New Leader facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. Here are some of the inner workings of the plant we saw in action in the slideshow above.