Employees at truck manufacturing plant in Scranton, Iowa, returned to work Wednesday following a fire earlier in the week that damaged one of three paint booths.
“We are thankful that no one was injured during the incident, and we are proud of our employee-family as they rally to get us back to full operation as quickly as possible,” said Mike McLaughlin, CEO of New Way Trucks. The company specializes in refuse trucks.
Although the fire was contained to a small area, smoke damage is preventing a return to full operation until clean-up activities can be completed, a press release from New Way Trucks’ parent company, Scranton Manufacturing, states.
The fire broke out at 11:23 p.m. Monday. Scranton Fire Chief Doug Duff estimated the damage at more than $1 million dollars.
No injuries were reported in the fire.
The Scranton Manufacturing press release states that the factory would reopen Wednesday morning, accepting deliveries and completing units in progress.