New Stanton is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,906 at the 2000 census. New Stanton is often used as a control city in western parts of Pennsylvania, as I-70 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike eastbound towards Breezewood, Pennsylvania in New Stanton, and is a free highway westbound.
Volkswagen of America (VWoA) operated the Westmoreland Assembly Plant, in neighboring East Huntingdon Township from 1978 to 1988. Westmoreland, as VWoA called the facility, manufactured the Volkswagen Rabbit, Rabbit truck, Golf, and Jetta. With the downturn of VWoA's sales in the USA and a host of labor problems, the plant was closed on July 14, 1988 and VWoA sold the plant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It remained dormant until 1990, when Sony announced it would begin manufacturing televisions at the site. The facility employed more than 6,000 by mid-1981 and still over 3,000 people by the late 1990s, however that number dwindled to just 250 in 2007. On December 9, 2008, the Governor of Pennsylvania announced that Sony planned to close the facility. As of 2010, the 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) plant remains idle, the largest block of commercial space available in Western Pennsylvania.
UPS has a major sorting operations processing about 400,000 packages daily and employing about 1,700 workers. The building is spread over 49.6 acres and contains about 327,000 square feet—or about seven football fields.
SuperValu has its 724,000-square-foot (67,300 m2) Pittsburgh grocery distribution center in New Stanton, close to I-70 exit 57. Over 500 persons are employed here serving Shop 'n Save, Save-A-Lot, and County Market stores.