Geater Machining and Manufacturing, a family-owned business located in Independence, Iowa, has been recognized as Small Business of the Week by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). The company, which began operations in 1962 under the leadership of Duane Geater and has continued to grow over the past 61 years, has become an outstanding small business with a global reach.
The Geater family has built the business into a successful enterprise by manufacturing precision machinery and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries. Their commitment to providing superior quality products and supporting the next generation of high-tech leaders in Iowa is what sets them apart from other small businesses.
Geater Machining and Manufacturing prides itself on giving back to its local community through various initiatives such as student outreach opportunities like internships, job shadowing, academic speakers and more. Their products are used in equipment around the world, most notably in helicopter radios used to transport the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden.
Ranking Member Ernst recognizes this family’s hard work and dedication towards building a successful business while staying true to their roots in Independence, Iowa. She is proud to recognize their achievements as Small Business of the Week.