New Way Trucks Expands Booneville, Mississippi, Production
The company announced in October 2019 that the company would locate operations in the former Wolverine Tube building in the Booneville/Prentiss County Industrial Park. There, employees manufacture a full line of refuse trucks designed for the collection of residential and commercial solid waste. New Way Trucks expects to begin operations in the new facility by the end of the year and plans to fill the new jobs over the next two years.
“We have been so pleased with the partnerships created with the State of Mississippi, MDA, Prentiss County, and the City of Booneville that increasing our presence here was an easy decision. The skilled workforce and business friendly climate here in northeast Mississippi are key to helping New Way meet our planned growth strategies and to support our growing customer base across North America and beyond,” said New Way Trucks CEO Mike McLaughlin.
For the expansion, New Way Trucks is opening additional manufacturing operations in a 66,000-square-foot facility purchased by Prentiss County. At the new location, employees will manufacture and fabricate parts and sub-assemblies, as well as conduct research and new product development. The new jobs will be added at both facilities.
“Mississippi boasts a strong portfolio of business advantages, all of which assist in keeping companies like New Way Trucks competitive in today’s marketplace. Mississippi’s strongest advantage is our people, who are committed to their employer’s success just as much as their own. That can-do spirit pays off tremendously when companies are ready to grow, and we thank the New Way Trucks team for again recognizing the benefits of a Mississippi location and bringing these new jobs to Prentiss County,” said Governor Tate Reeves.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building upgrades. MDA also certified New Way Trucks for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is available for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. Prentiss County and the Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.
“The strong manufacturing workforce found in Prentiss County stepped up to the plate to get to work for New Way Trucks when the company announced it was locating in Booneville nearly two years ago. Since then, employees have worked hard for the company, producing some of the best refuse and recycling vehicles in the industry. That dedication to a job well done, combined with their strong manufacturing skills, played a significant role in the company’s decision to grow so quickly in north Mississippi,” MDA Executive Director John Rounsaville noted.
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