New Way Breaks New Ground
Construction On Expansion Underway in June
Scranton, Iowa - Iowa's Lt. Governor, Kim Reynolds, was one of many state and local dignitaries joining Scranton Manufacturing New Way on Wednesday, June 25, for a groundbreaking ceremony in Scranton, Iowa. Construction of a 56,000 square foot expansion at 101 State Street will position New Way for future product growth and boost the local economy with 75 new jobs.
John McLaughlin, CEO of Scranton Mfg. Co., Inc., the parent company of New Way, Michael McLaughlin, New Way President, Johnathon McLaughlin, Executive Vice President, and Jim Ober, Vice President of Operations, outlined the project and how this venture also expands on the 43-year history, values and traditions of the family-owned, Midwestern company.
"We have always said that people are our most valuable assets," said Michael McLaughlin. "This includes our employees, colleagues, vendors and customers. Ensuring we continue to adapt and grow means we must listen to these people and research where our industry is headed. The addition of manufacturing space allows us to offer fresh, new options in our current equipment line and to lead waste management innovation into the future."
McLaughlin added they are working closely with Midwest Partnership, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the USDA, Scranton Telephone Company, Region XII, and Greene County. The addition is expected to be completed late in the fall of 2014.