About Us

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Family First: McLanahan Begins

Seeking ownership opportunities, first generation family member, James Craig McLanahan teamed up with local partners to buy a foundry in Gaysport, Pennsylvania in 1835. His two sons would bring the growth, leadership and innovation that formed the basis of today’s McLanahan Corporation.

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1835

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Innovation: The Path To Continuous Improvement

Samuel Calvin McLanahan invents processing equipment that changes the focus of the company. Equipment such as the Log Washer and Single Roll Crusher set the foundation for what has become one of the world's most complete line of processing equipment.

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Late 1800s

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Century Changes, McLanahan Integrity Remains

At the turn of the century, McLanahan implemented a Board of Directors and transitioned to the next generation of family leadership, welcoming Ward McLanahan, third generation.

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Early 1900s

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Counting On Family: Ensuring Opportunities For Future Generations

Throughout the mid-1900s, more members of of the McLanahan family joined the business and looked at various ways to enhance the business, creating a safer, employee-focused environment.

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Mid-1900s

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Providing The Wow Factor: Expanding Into New Industries And Offering Existing Customers More

Throughout the 1990s, many necessary steps were taken to modernize the business, one of which was welcoming a sixth generation family member to the McLanahan business. Additionally, the company expanded into new industries and added new equipment solutions.

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1990s

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Explosive Growth: New Equipment, New Locations, New Industries

Extensive International Growth, as well as several acquisitions, marked the early 2000s. McLanahan added a line of wet processing equipment and purchased a urethane manufacturing facility. The company also committed to its international customers by opening its first global office.

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2000s

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Passion Drives McLanahan To More Locations, Strategic Acquisitions

After over 180 years of continuous business, McLanahan is still driven to find new ways to meet it\'s customer\'s needs. Recent years have seen acquisitions that greatly expanded the company\'s product offerings, as well as new offices on four continents.

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2010s