Independence, Iowa – U.S Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, has recognized Geater Machining and Manufacturing as her Small Business of the Week. The company, founded in 1962 by Duane Geater, is a remarkable example of a family-owned business that has thrived for over 61 years with three generations of leadership.
Ranking Member Ernst expressed her pride in recognizing this exceptional family and their team’s dedication to providing top quality products and supporting the next generation of high-tech leaders in Iowa. “Geater Machining and Manufacturing is a testament to what can be achieved with hard work, determination, and a commitment to excellence,” she said.
Geater Machining and Manufacturing produces precision machines and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries. With its roots firmly planted in Independence, Iowa, the company has continued to grow while maintaining its focus on giving back to the Buchanan County community. Through student outreach programs such as apprenticeships, job shadowing opportunities, academic speakers and more; Geater Machining & Manufacturing strives to foster the next generation of leaders in technology. Their products are used around the world most notably in helicopter radios used by Navy SEAL teams including one that was instrumental in killing Osama Bin Laden.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst continues to recognize more small businesses across Iowa with her Small Business of the Week award.