Galfab Supports Pulaski County 4-H Livestock Buyer’s Group

Galfab recently donated $500 to a buyers group for the annual 4-H Livestock Auction during the 2018 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair at the Winamac fairgrounds. Each year, buyer support groups, consisting of local individuals and businesses, pool their resources to purchase 4-H auction animals. John Wheeler Sr., a Galfab employee-owner with over 50 years of active 4-H participation and leadership service, initiated the donation effort.

Wheeler stated the 4-H Buyer’s Group “provides a win/win opportunity that benefits 4-H members as well as the local community. Grand Champion livestock always has its own strong support, but the group’s cooperative effort purchases auction animals that might not otherwise have buyers, raises the per head average price, and the processed meat is donated to Pulaski County’s food pantry, feeding local families most in need.”

Wheeler added, “4-H has been an anchor for so many local kids and is such a worthwhile program in our community. It teaches practical skills and values to our young people, including responsibility, teamwork, commitment and goal-setting. I started in 4-H at age ten. My children, my grandchildren, and the kids I worked with as a volunteer, have all learned, grown and achieved success as a result of their involvement in Pulaski County’s 4-H programs. I’m also very proud to work for an employee-owned company, which means everyone who works here at Galfab contributed to support our local 4-H’ers.”John Wheeler (Outside Forklift Operator) presents Ben Scheiner (VP Manufacturing) with a certificate of appreciation recognizing Galfab’s contribution to the 2018 Pulaski County 4-H Buyer’s Group Livestock Auction.


Galfab Announces New Chief Financial Officer

January 3, 2018/WINAMAC, IN

Galfab, a premier manufacturing company with locations in Indiana and Arizona, recently announced the appointment of Ian Nilson as Chief Financial Officer. Galfab CEO Jerry Samson stated, “It is my pleasure to welcome Ian as Galfab’s CFO.  Ian brings over 20 years of professional financial experience. He has been involved in manufacturing his entire career and understands our environment.”

Nilson most recently served as Vice President and CFO for Destaco, a global workholding equipment and automated tooling solution company based in Auburn Hills, MI.  Prior to that, Nilson spent over ten years with Tyco Flow Control of Houston, TX in a variety of leadership positions. Nilson holds a B.S. in Business from Purdue University, has earned several awards for professional excellence, and served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Ian and his family currently reside in the Chicago area.

Nilson remarked, “I am looking forward to joining Galfab’s executive team. I feel my solid combination of skills and experience will compliment and support the legacy of a true industry innovator.”

Samson added, “The recent move to an employee-owned company, and the addition of Ian as CFO strengthens our leadership and helps position Galfab’s future growth and success.”

About Galfab

Galfab, based in Winamac, Indiana and Phoenix, Arizona, is a leading manufacturer of cable roll-off hoists, single axle hook hoists, open top roll-off containers, packer receiver containers, front and rear load containers, self-contained compactors, self-dumping hoppers, and various other products for transportation in the garbage and scrap industry. For additional information, please visit