BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - State and local leaders announced that new jobs are coming to Prentiss County. New Way Trucks will expand by adding a new building to the area.
The company currently operates in the former Wolverine Tube Building in Industrial Park. Prentiss County Development Association Executive Director Leon Hayes says New Way purchased another building from Prentiss County. Hays said the second location will give assistance to the first location.
“Everything on the back end of a Garbage Truck is constructed and manufactured here in Booneville. The secondary facility will give additional assembly for that process along with some additional automotive things.”
The Mississippi Development Authority said the $4 million investment will create over 100 job opportunities in Prentiss County.
“At 120 new jobs, that’s a great impact for our community. The added benefit is that these jobs are pushing $50,000 a year in salary.”
Hays says the second building is already under renovations. New Way Trucks plans to begin operation in the building in the next six months.
Hays said applications for open positions have already been posted. For more, you can visit newwaytrucks.com.