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New Way® Trucks Help Community Turn Trash Into Treasure

03.31.15

Scranton, IOWA - New Way® What started out in the 1960s as a way to bring a service to its few hundred residents has grown into an independent, profitable business for a Lions Club chapter in Etowah, N.C. This enterprise has, literally, been a treasure trove for the small North Carolina community.

In 1974, Etowah Lions Services became incorporated, and has been turning a profit and donating funds to the area ever since. Grossing more than $500,000 a year, they are debt free and own three garbage trucks, including several 11yd New Way® Vipers. Just this past year, the company has turned Etowah's trash into $24,000 in dividends to the local Lions Club, that they will turn into another treasure for their community.

Read more about this venture on page 28 in the February issue of the Lion here.