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The Community Visioning Program in Scranton is underway, with a recent Transportation Assets and Barriers community input workshop taking place recently. Read more »

Community Visioning Program Iowa's Living Roadways Scranton The Scranton Journal Transportation

 

Greene County Tourism hosted a visioning meeting to plan for the future. Read more »

Churdan Grand Junction Greene County Jefferson planning Rippey Scranton tourism visioning

 

Scranton in Greene County is one of 10 Iowa communities that have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2017. Read more »

Community Visioning Program Greene County Greene County News Online Iowa's Living Roadways Scranton Scranton Journal

 
Sen. Charles Grassley speaks to employees of Scranton Manufacturing during a visit to Scranton. Grassley also toured the plant, which makes New Way refuse haulers.

Following a walking look at the refuse-truck manufacturer’s sprawling Scranton complex, Vice President of Operations Jim Ober announced that the company posted a record month in March during a visit by Senatpr Grassley. Scranton Manufacturing will ship 102 vehicles. The highest number prior to that: 74. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Douglas Burns Greene County record month Scranton Scranton Manufacturing Senator Grassley Success Stories

 
Michael McLaughlin talks to the Coon Rapids Rotary Club to discuss the purchase of Macke Motors.

Scranton Manufacturing will venture into the car dealership business once it finalizes purchase of Macke Ford. This is just one of many business endeavors for this Scranton-based firm, founded in 1971. Read more »

Business Growth Business History Coon Rapids Enterprise Greene County Macke Ford New Way Scranton Scranton Manufacturing Success Stories

 

U.S. Rep. Steve King (left) and Scranton Manufacturing President Michael McLaughlin examine some workmanship on a truck Tuesday.

Scranton Manufacturing, a family-owned business formed with farm boy pluck that’s growing with increasingly strong international reach, should “easily double” its local workforce in the next decade, company president Michael McLaughlin said. Read more »

business expansion Carroll Greene County Lake City Scranton Scranton Manufacturing Steve King

 

A normal order for New Way can take anywhere form 60-90 days. In order to meet the demands of a new client, a Canadian-firm, New Way plans to cut that time in half, 30-45 days, for a June 15 delivery of 31 custom garbage trucks. Read more »

Coon Rapids Enterprise Custom Order Greene County International Business New Way Scranton Success Stories

 

Scranton-based truck maker New Way officially unveiled a unique new initiative—FleetForce Truck Rentals—to get even more of its locally built garbage trucks on the nation’s streets. Read more »

FleetForce Truck Rentals Greene County New Way Scranton Scranton Manufacturing The Jefferson Herald

 

Since mid-August, the Iowa Business Council has recorded 210 Home Base Iowa hires in Greene, Howard, Clarke and Floyd counties. Greene County has been leading the way as the first to adopt the initiative in March of 2014, and is already reaping the benefits of the program originated by Gov. Terry Branstad. Greene County Development Corporation Joint Executive Director, Ken Paxton worked diligently to partner with the state on behalf of Greene County. “We are proud to become the first Home Base Iowa Community in the state,” he said. “Veterans from all across the nation sacrifice so much each day to protect our freedoms. It is without hesitation that we give back to them in this small, but significant way.” Home Base Iowa businesses, the counties and some cities have put together incentive packages for veterans to relocate to their communities. Currently, there are over 50 Home Base Iowa Businesses in Green, Floyd, Clarke and Howard counties. Read more »

Greene County Home Base Iowa Scranton Veterans

 

Dean and Nancy Rogers are not your typical vineyard owners—and John 15 Vineyard in Scranton is not your typical Iowa Vineyard. It is one of the only, if not the only, commercial vineyards in Iowa that does not produce wine or sell grapes to wineries.

Instead, they offer a variety of grapes and grape products, “Just like Grandma used to make. Only better!” Homemade grape goodies include jams and jellies, syrup, jam-filled cookies and candies, pies, 100 percent grape juice, and mulled grape cider. Frozen grapes are available year-round and fresh grapes in season (usually September). Read more »

Agriculture Business Spotlight Greene County John 15 Vineyard Scranton Unique Business Vineyard

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