Independence, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today recognized Geater Machining and Manufacturing as her Small Business of the Week. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Geater Machining and Manufacturing has been producing precision machines and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries for over 61 years, three generations, and a great deal of hard work. The company was founded in 1962 under the leadership of Duane Geater and has continued to grow while keeping its roots firmly planted in Independence, Iowa. The company’s commitment to giving back to the Buchanan County community is evident in their student outreach opportunities, including an apprenticeship program, job shadowing, academic speakers, and more.
Ranking Member Ernst said “Over six decades of dedication to quality products and supporting future leaders makes Geater Machining and Manufacturing an exemplary small business in Iowa.” She added “I am proud to recognize this family-owned business that has made a global impact with their precision machines used in equipment around the world.”
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.