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John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

John H McLaughlin is co-founder and CEO of Scranton Manufacturing Co. Inc. In addition to marketing and manufacturing savvy, he applies Christian principles to business. One principle he actively pursues is tithing both for the Company and personally. This applies both financially and with his time. This has led him to volunteer his talents and skills in over 30 countries on short term mission trips as well as contributing to major mission projects in Haiti and other countries. Currently he serves on the board of several Christian organizations including, One Mission Society, Radio 4VEH, Resounding Hope, and is President of the Men for Missions cabinet in the United States. John's faith is at the heart of who he is. His business philosophy is based on what he calls the 5 "Ps": People, Product, Principals, Persistence and Prayer. At least 5 times persistent, prevailing prayer kept the Company from closing its doors.

Adversity has been good for him. Psalms 117:91 says, "It is good for me that I've been afflicted." The Company originally manufactured farm products. However, in 1984 during the farm depression, farmers couldn't afford to buy the Company's products. Only God could have led them to a little company, New Way, which made a couple of small garbage trucks. "That adversity led us to what we do today", John relates.

John grew up on an Iowa farm and was active in 4H and FFA, graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural broadcasting. His first career was in radio and television as an agricultural broadcaster. Those Iowa roots eventually brought him back home where he was led into a new career of manufacturing.

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