Buchanan County, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: Geater Machining and Manufacturing. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
“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.”
Geater Machining and Manufacturing is located in Independence, Iowa and has been producing precision machines and fabricated parts for the aerospace, electronics, and high-tech industries since 1962. 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. Despite its global success, Geater Machining and Manufacturing remains committed to giving back to its local community through various student outreach programs such as an apprenticeship program, job shadowing opportunities, academic speakers, among others.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst continues to recognize more Iowa small businesses with her Small Business of the Week award.