Geater Machining and Manufacturing of Buchanan County, Iowa has been recognized as the Small Business of the Week by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). The ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee made the announcement today, stating that she plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties throughout this Congress.
“Over 61 years, three generations, and a great deal of hard work, the Geater family has built Geater Machining and Manufacturing into a remarkable small business with a global reach,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “I’m proud to recognize this family and their team’s dedication to providing top quality products and supporting the next generation of high-tech leaders in Iowa.”
The company takes pride in producing precision machines and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries. It all started in 1962 under the leadership of Duane Geater and has continued to grow while remaining firmly rooted in Independence, Iowa. Geater Machining and Manufacturing is committed to giving back to the Buchanan County community by offering student outreach opportunities such as an apprenticeship program, job shadowing, academic speakers, among others.
The company’s products are used in equipment around the globe, most notably in helicopter radios used to transport the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden. As Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award, we can’t wait to see who else will be recognized for their hard work and dedication.