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.
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.
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.
We strongly believe in building and supporting our community and the communities around us. Each year, Meyer supplies and installs insulation in houses for Habitat for Humanity. With each project, Meyer encourages its employees to spend the day installing insulation to not only learn about our product, but also experience the joy of providing to those in need.
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, 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 employ veterans in need of jobs in the North suburbs of Chicago. To learn more, please click a logo below.