During the 1920’s, William W. Meyer, Sr. worked for Roots Blower in Connersville, Indiana. He was a hard working employee, but he dreamed of owning his own business. So in 1933, armed with his experience servicing blowers and pumps, Bill Meyer set out on his own. His new venture, General Blower Company, began manufacturing centrifugal fans for industrial ventilation, pneumatic conveying, dust collection and gas boosting in Chicago, Illinois.
Despite the Depression and World War II, Bill Meyer’s business continued to succeed. Developing new product lines that included insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems, General Blower had become an equipment manufacturer in its own right.
In 1946, a subsidiary business, Meyer, was established and began offering equipment services from a small shop in Skokie, Illinois. In addition to service, Meyer purchased used air-moving equipment, rebuilt it, and then sold it for substantially less than the cost of new equipment. Also, to give customers the option of purchasing new equipment, Meyer became an agent and distributor for other manufacturers including Sutorbilt Blower (known today as Gardner Denver).
In 1959, General Blower was sold and Meyer continued to manufacture dry bulk material processing equipment, dust collectors, rotary airlock feeders, insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems from their current location in Libertyville.
Today, Meyer & Sons, Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture of dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, dust collectors, insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems.
By continuing Bill Meyer’s tradition of developing innovative machinery and committing to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service, the company he founded has continued to grow steadily into its second, third and now fourth generation of family ownership.