In 1894 the Ben C. Irwin Company joined with Clarence Hodson and The Irwin-Hodson Company was born. The current family reign began when E. A. McDonald, Sr., first employed by the company as a bookkeeper in 1942, became president in 1954. He was the father of E. A. McDonald, Jr., who began with the company in 1952. He followed his father as president in 1974 and served in that capacity until his death in 1985. His son, T.J. McDonald, is the current president with Mark S. McDonald, vice president. In 2012, T.J. and Mark S. McDonald appointed Nick McDonald and Mark E. McDonald to the positions of VP.