Leer is a global leader in engineering research, service quality, and manufacturing, with a rich heritage of producing innovative, award-winning, American-made ice merchandisers and walk-in coolers since 1952. Leer was acquired by Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. in 2008. Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and currently is headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa. In addition to Leer, Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. owns five other businesses: Dexter Laundry, Inc., Crystal Group Inc., Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation, Dalton Ag Products, and Dexter Financial Services, Inc.
Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. is owned 100% by its employees through an ESOP.