Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co.
The manufacturing and machining business has changed a lot since Duane Geater founded Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co. in 1962. Although the technology certainly has become more advanced, it’s far from the only way in which the industry had changed, according to Vice President of Operations Joe Meier. He says customers have become more focused on cost in recent years, and the high turnover in many companies’ sourcing departments means long-term vendor relationships don’t mean as much as they did in the past. Under these conditions, Meier says, the stakes are higher than they ever have been.