New leadership role is committed to standardizing companywide plant operations and focus on safety; promotion shows significant pathway for employee-owners


TONTITOWN, AR – February 20, 2024 — Central States Manufacturing, a leader in metal building components, roofing, and buildings, announced the promotion of Eder Garcia to Vice President of Operations.  Eder has been promoted to the Central States leadership team to oversee standardizing companywide plant operations and ramping up the focus on safety as the 100% employee-owned company continues expanding nationally to serve growing customer demand.

“I am fortunate to work for Central States, a company that values its customers, employee-owners, and communities,” commented Garcia.  “In my five years here, I have had great growth and learning opportunities. With a passionate and professional team, I am committed to improving our services even more and continuing to better the well-being of our employee-owners and company.”

Eder brings over two decades of industry experience in Quality Management, Production Management and Operations. Throughout his five years with Central States Manufacturing, Eder has been committed to exceptional leadership; previously serving as General Manager of Operations for St. Peters, Missouri and, most recently, Managing Director for Central States’ Texas Division in Seguin and Cedar Hill, Texas.

“One of the things that we are proudest of at Central States is to see our employee-owners advance their careers,” said President of Central States Manufacturing Tim Ruger. “Eder has demonstrated true leadership every step of the way. His knowledge of our business and the industry is demonstrated in his commitment to our customers and growing talent in our organization. I am excited to see his positive impact on all of our plants and the customers we serve.”

Central States Manufacturing, Inc. (www.centralstatesmfg.com) is 100% employee-owned and was founded in 1988. With over 1,300 employee-owners and 12 manufacturing facilities, the company serves over 6,000 commercial, architectural, post frame, and residential contractors and customers across the United States. Central States is a leading manufacturer of metal building components with 14 metal roofing and wall panel profiles, along with a full line of trim, accessories, and structural purlin. In 2023, Central States acquired Storage Structures to become a leader in self-storage buildings.

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