Independence Business Plans to Expand

An Independence business has plans to expand, thanks in part to funding from the state.

Geater Machining and Manufacturing was awarded assistance from the Iowa Economic Development Authority board last week.

Geater has been servicing the aerospace, electronics and high-tech industries since 1962. The company offers a variety of secondary manufacturing processes that help eliminate the need to send machined and fabricated parts to multiple vendors. Geater is set to expand the current facility to accommodate an increase in production. The project has a capital investment of $1 million and is expected to create six jobs, one of which is incented at a qualifying wage of $16.53 per hour.

A total of seven companies are receiving assistance for job creation and expansion projects.