Big Techs Industry Tours & Little Big Techs Hands-on Showcase
Big Techs Tours
Ever wonder how stuff is made? Come see how Komatsu builds the world's largest front end loader, how Eastman and Westlake turn chemicals into products, how Gap distributes goods around the country, how Holt Cat rebuilds industrial-size engines, and other cool technology. Join us for Big Techs: the behind-the-scene tours of what makes Longview Texas work.
Big Techs is a collaborative effort of the Longview Economic Development Corporation and the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau as a part of Industry Appreciation Month.
Industry tours are free, but registration is required. Each tour is approximately one hour, with most tour times at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. There are 10 industries but only 5 tour times, so choose the tours that work best for you. Please note age restrictions and clothing restrictions on some tours.
Plans are being made for Big Techs 2024 on Saturday, February 24
We are looking forward to seeing you for Big Techs! A couple reminders:
1. Please arrive on time for your tours. Please follow age and clothing restrictions as listed on the event page.
2. Please note the specific addresses for each tour. The address listed on your ticket of 109 W. Tyler Street is for the Visit Longview Marketplace and is available for information purposes only, but that is not your tour location. Please go to your appropriate tour location listed below.
Thank you to our Industry Tour Locations in Longview, TX in2023
AAON: 203 Gum Springs Road
Crosby: 2414 Crosby Way (Crosby Way my be listed as 2414 Dana Way in your GPS)
Eastman and Westlake: 300 Kodak Blvd. (Check in at Building B-86 Learning Services)
Gap Customer Experience Center: 5401 Mickey Melton Blvd.
Holt Cat Machine Division: 5110 W. Loop 281
Holt CAT Power Systems: 2210 Neiman Marcus Pkwy.
INVISTA: 118 Huntsman Way
Komatsu Mining: 2400 S. MacArthur St.
Nucor Steel: 5400 W. Loop 281
STEMCO: 300 Industrial Dr.
Little Big Techs Hands-on Showcase locations in Downtown Longview, TX in 2023
Downtown Longview will be full of hands-on activities as we explore science and technology during Little Big Techs. On Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Downtown Longview museums will have STEAM-related activities provided through partnerships with area schools. Although the activities will be appropriate for children, the activities will be fun and educational for adults to try as well.
Gregg County Historical Museum 214 N. Fredonia St, Longview, TX 75601
Longview World of Wonders 112 E. Tyler St., Longview, TX 75601
Admission: $5 (or free for museum members)
Little Big Techs Downtown Showcase Participants: (exact location to be determined)
Pine Tree Middle School Robotics
UT Tyler University Academy
Longview Public Library
Texas State Technical College
Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St.
Longview World of Wonders, 112 E. Tyler St.