In this episode of AMP we are joined on the phone from Crystal Lake, Illinois by a man who is no stranger to manufacturing. Brian Cowell has spent his career helping bring innovative products to the marketplace for…

This Company Has Seen 23 US Presidents

With the election right around the corner it seems on point to mention that the company in this episode has survived 23 US Presidencies. From their humble beginnings as a blacksmithing shop in George, IA…

The Coin Flip That Made A CEO

In this episode of AMP we find out how a potato is partially responsible for what is now  35+ year old metal company located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Like many of our interviews we get to…

Lessons From A Century Old Steel Company

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,…