1968 StartupCharles “Chuck” Peer was laid off as an engineer from an aircraft manufacturer and decided to start his own business. He recruited a couple of friends that also got laid off, Lyle Koontz and Ken Rix.
Developed the “H-Valve” for LearJet and it was the beginning of Aerospace Systems & Components (ASC).
1969-1971Aircraft business looks like it will boom but it took a turn for the worse or as Charlie puts it,”The aircraft business went in the dumper.”
Time to diversify.
1971-Comfort KingComfort King is introduced at 3i Tradeshow. Sales team leaves show with orders in hand.
New MarketIt is decided to develop products for the farm market as it is thriving.
1975 & 1979
New ProductsThe Model 120 12 Volt Fuel Transfer pump is introduced and shortly after the FM series mechanical fuel meters.
1988,1991,1993GPI introduces the HP-100 fuel hand pump and develops one of the best selling meter series in the 01A fuel meters and the G2 series.
1996We moved to our current headquarters which features 180,000 sq. ft. of office, manufacturing and warehousing space.
2000Heavy duty vane pumps introduced
2002Introduction of the GM series oval gear flow meters to serve the viscous liquid market
2005EZ-8 8 GPM fuel transfer pump is introduced with great success.
2011Record growth,employee over 200 people.Watch GPI Video
2013Great Plains Industries acquires Trimec Industries in Sydney, Australia and the company’s FLOMEC flowmeter lines.
2014The company launches the new GPRO line of professional grade fuel transfer pumps.