In this episode of AMP we talk with the 4th generation owner of Johnson Machine Works, Jeff Johnson. Located in Chariton, IA, JMW has a rich history that includes triumph and tribulation, success and failure, and many challenges overcome. Stories include a fire in the 1945, WWII efforts, how the company changed hands, and Open Book Management strategy. Owner, Jeff Johnson is passionate about his life’s work and you get a strong sense of pride in the way he talks about the people employed at JMW. Jeff’s faith has been a driving force for him and we take some time going down that path.
Johnson Machine Works was founded in 1907 in a town that is currently home to about 4,500 residents. Employing around 100 people JMW is certainly a staple of Chariton, IA.
How does a company that’s over 100 years old keep on reinventing itself and keep up with a changing global economy? How did a high school senior end up taking over the company after a family tragedy? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of AMP!
Author Joe Batten, NYT Best Selling Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/931529.Joe_D_Batten
Prayer Requests Page at JMW: http://www.jmworks.com/Home/Prayer
To reach out to Jeff directly you can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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