Local Entrepreneur Spotlighted as Small Business of the Week

Geater Machining and Manufacturing, a small business located in Buchanan County, Iowa, has been recognized by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her Small Business of the Week for this week. Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties throughout this Congress.

The Geater family has built the company into a remarkable small business with a global reach over 61 years, three generations, and a great deal of hard work. The company takes pride in producing precision machines and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries. Geater Machining and Manufacturing got its start in 1962 under the leadership of Duane Geater and has continued to grow while keeping its roots firmly planted in Independence, Iowa.

Ranking Member Ernst commended the family and their team’s dedication to providing top quality products and supporting the next generation of high-tech leaders in Iowa. She also highlighted that their 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.

Geater Machining and Manufacturing is committed to giving back to the Buchanan County community by offering student outreach opportunities, including an apprenticeship program, job shadowing, academic speakers, and more. Ranking Member Ernst encourages everyone to recognize this remarkable small business for its outstanding contribution to the community and industry.

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