David is the owner of Gering and Son, a manufacturer of food processing equipment in Nampa, Idaho. In 1987, at the request of Welfare Services, David developed a unique can sealer for dry pack food storage. #10 can sealers, available at the time, were either too large to be portable, or too lightweight to be reliable. Welfare Services wanted to provide dry pack canning capacity to its bishops’ storehouse facilities. The Gering sealer, with its simplicity of operation and durable design, has filled that need.