Our Industrial Division is focused on engineering and manufacturing premier system components for dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, and dust collectors. We are recognized for our superior Rotary Airlock Valves, Sanitary Airlock Valves, Double Flap Gate Valves, and Pneumatic Screw Pumps that handle your toughest application. We also manufacture Gravity Diverters, Slide Gates, Knife Gates, and Blower Packages. No other company offers every system component for air process/bulk material handling systems under one roof like we do.
During the 1920s, 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 the fourth generation of family ownership.
Meyer has participated in the Toys for Tots program since 2010. As a family company, we firmly believe in investing in our most valuable resource, our future generations. By partnering with McHenry Harley-Davidson, Meyer maximizes its positive impact, encourages community collaboration, and ensures a fun experience for all. Each year, Meyer employees donate over two truckloads of toys to the Marines who then distribute the donations to hospitals, orphanages, and needy children.
We are a proud supporter and customer of Rags Of Honor; a Chicago-based and top-quality screen-printing organization that has the mission of providing employment and services to homeless veterans. All the proceeds Rags of Honor receives go directly to employing the veterans who are producing the garments at the Rags of Honor facility. In addition, we have partnered with Rags Of Honor to help employee veterans in need of jobs in the northern suburbs of Chicago. To learn more, please visit Rags of Honor.