New Way Trucks
New Way Trucks
New Way Trucks, an Iowa-based refuse and recycling truck manufacturing company, recently announced a $4 million expansion of its existing operations in Mississippi. Thanks to a strong workforce, advantageous location and a supportive business climate, New Way continues to invest in Mighty Mississippi.
Leading the industry
New Way Trucks worked closely with regional EDCs and MDA to bring its operations to the Magnolia State.
Based in Scranton, Iowa, New Way Trucks is a refuse and recycling truck manufacturer that has found success in Mississippi. The company officially opened its doors for the first time in Mississippi in 2019 with its 152,000-square-foot facility.
“We are thrilled to be working with the team from Booneville, Prentiss County and the state of Mississippi, who have already made us feel at home,” said New Way CEO Mike McLaughlin.
At this facility, New Way manufactures its Cobra and Viper rear loaders and conducts testing and other operational practices to ensure safety and reliability before sending products to customers.
“Our products are in high demand, and a new Mississippi facility provides a strategic advantage that will benefit our customers and extensive dealer network,” said New Way Trucks Executive Vice President Jonathan McLaughlin. “A fourth manufacturing facility will allow New Way to establish a new industry standard in efficient, time-critical solid waste equipment deliveries meeting the demand of our dealers and end users.”
New Way Trucks is the largest privately held manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America and the fastest-growing company in the $80 billion North American solid waste industry. With vehicles operating in all 50 states, New Way also supplies products to countries abroad including Canada, Latin America, Asia and more.
Not only is New Way a leader in client service, but the company’s products are also some of the most innovative in the industry. New Way plays an active role in moving to alternative fueled vehicles and stands at the forefront of the battery-electric refuse movement for improving and bettering environmental sustainability.
One of the biggest factors in New Way’s decision to expand further in Mississippi was its existing Booneville, MS location. Located in Prentiss County, the facility was move-in ready and met capability requirements with overhead cranes, lighting and sufficient power. Most importantly, New Way saw a strategic advantage in Mississippi’s workforce.
Since its initial 2019 expansion into Mississippi, New Way has been working with Northeast Mississippi Community College to train skilled welders for the company’s workforce.
New Way Trucks has been family-owned and operated for 50 years, highlighting the importance of a tight-knit employee community. Mississippi’s welcoming community atmosphere is the perfect fit for New Way as the company continues to build lasting relationships with employees and the community at large.
This year, New Way announced an additional expansion to its existing Booneville facility. The company will invest $4 million and open a 66,000-square-foot facility inside the Prentiss County Industrial Park. Over the next two years, New Way is expected to create an additional 100 jobs, totaling nearly 250 employees in Mississippi alone.
“Mississippi boasts a strong portfolio of business advantages, all of which assist in keeping companies like New Way Trucks competitive in today’s marketplace,” said Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. “Mississippi’s strongest advantage is our people, who are committed to their employer’s success just as much as their own.”