New Way® History & Overview

A Proud Iowa-Based Garbage Truck Manufacturer

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New Way® Trucks, a family-owned company, is a highly motivated team of experienced and talented individuals committed to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction for more than 49 years. New Way® refuse trucks represent the best values in the industry with superior service and support over the life of the product. Combining economy with safety, performance, and durability, at New Way®, we’re proud to manufacture the finest waste-management equipment for customers.

New Way® offers a full line of affordable refuse equipment which includes: front loaders, rear loaders, satellite bodies, recycling bodies, roll-off systems, side loaders and automated side loaders in sizes ranging from 6 yd. to 43 yd. We also offer factory CNG integration on most models, resulting in quicker turnarounds and lower costs for customers.

Small-town Values, Global Impact

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Our small-town location in America’s heartland still boasts unlocked car doors, moral family values, and a hard work ethic passed down through generations. This work ethic and dedication to the job, along with the ability to innovate and willingness to learn, is demonstrated in the cutting edge, high-quality products New Way® produces.

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President John H. McLaughlin has used the philosophy of Henry Ford to surround himself with people who know their job. "I have instilled my ethical values, attitudes, outlook, and philosophy in the best team possible — a team of highly qualified, educated people who respect God and country and appreciate the lifestyle and values of small-town America," said McLaughlin. New Way® considers our people to be our most valuable asset, so we continually invest in training and educational opportunities for all employees.

We remain one of the industry’s most innovative garbage truck manufacturers by focusing on research, adaptability, and customer value to ensure we produce products that serve our customers’ specific needs. “We value you, the customer, and your satisfaction is our main responsibility. You are our boss, and we will pay close attention to what you say,” said McLaughlin. “We are responsive to your ideas and will treat you fairly, building you the finest garbage trucks with support and service that will continue over the life of the product in an ethical and timely manner. We want to make sure we understand all of your needs and always offer superior quality products at a fair value.”

Who Is New Way®?

  • Michael B. McLaughlin, CEO, University trained with 30 years of business and sales experience.
  • John H. McLaughlin, Co-Founder and President, University graduate with over 60 years of business and professional experience.
  • Steve Goetsch, Chief Operating Officer.
  • Kim Goetsch, Chief Impact Officer.
  • Tom Vogl, Chief Financial Officer, University graduate, CPA with over 15 years of financial experience.
  • Jim Ober, Vice President of Operations, University graduate with over 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience.
  • Don Ross, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, University graduate with over 30 years of waste industry experience.
  • Johnathon McLaughlin, Executive Vice-President
  • Mike Dryden, Director of International Accounts
  • Wayne Grundmeier, Director of National Accounts
  • Chris Milligan, Engineering Manager
  • Jason Rolfes, Parts Manager
  • Randy Halbur, Warranty Administrator
  • Keith Kult, Inside Parts Sales
  • Don Woerdehoff, Service Manager
  • Lucas Gray, Human Resources
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Recent Refuse Truck Deliveries

New Way® delivers King Cobra to the City of Ripley, WV. Sold by New Way® Authorized Distributor West Virginia Tractor Company.

San Juan, Puerto Rico's Con Waste to receive New Way® King Cobra. Sold by Guaraguao Truck Sales.

Boston-based Capital Waste Services adds new Mack MRU/32yd King Cobra to their fleet. Sold by C.N. Wood.

Navistar CNG 20 yd Cobra delivered to Harter's Quick Clean-Up, La Crosse, WI.

Champaign, IL uses New Way® Magnum refuse truck for yard-waste program. Read full article »

Darlington, SC receives brand new rear loader. Read full article »

New Way® delivers 6 Ford F-550 trucks mounted with 8 yd Diamondbacks to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

New Way® Trucks authorized distributor C.N. Wood recently delivered a 32yd King Cobra to the city of Brookline, MA.

Cobra Magnum crushes Pontiac Grand am click here for video

New Way® sells 10 Viper rear loaders to New York City Parks Department

New Way® Receives order from Waste Pro Florida for 17 CNG King Cobra

New Way® delivers 28 King Cobra rear loaders to San Antonio, Texas

New Way® sells 16 Cobra Rear Loaders to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

New Way® delivers 12 Viper bodies mounted on Freightliner to Aruba, provides operator service and operator training

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