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Small Business of the Week Honored by Ernst


Nov 20, 2023

Geater Machining and Manufacturing, located in Buchanan County, has been recognized as the Small Business of the Week by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee. The company has been in operation for over 61 years and is led by the third generation of the Geater family. Ranking Member Ernst praised the family’s dedication to providing high-quality products and supporting the next generation of high-tech leaders in Iowa.

Geater Machining and Manufacturing specializes in producing precision machines and fabricated parts for a variety of industries, including aerospace, electronics, and high-tech. The company was founded in 1962 by Duane Geater and has since grown while remaining rooted in Independence, Iowa. In addition to its commitment to quality products, Geater Machining and Manufacturing also gives back to the Buchanan County community through various outreach programs, such as an apprenticeship program, job shadowing opportunities, academic speakers, and more.

Ranking Member Ernst’s recognition of Geater Machining and Manufacturing is just one way she is highlighting small businesses across Iowa this Congress. She plans to recognize a small business in every one of the state’s 99 counties throughout her term in office. Stay tuned for more updates on Ranking Member Ernst’s Small Business of the Week award as she continues to shine a light on these important contributors to Iowa’s economy.

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