Dotson Iron Castings Donates Collection of Items to the Southern Minnesota Historical Center

Dotson Iron Castings recently donated a trove of archives to the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dotson Iron Castings’ New Analytics Platform | Increased Productivity & Decreased Downtime!

Sinto America is working to improve the manufacturing process with enVision an Industry 4.0 analytics platform. Dotson Iron Castings is one of the first foundries in the United States to apply this technology and see real results. The platform analyzes the production process step-by-step, providing immediate data and insight to keep the machines running. Since […]

Dotson Building Expansion Rendering

Major Upgrades to Employee Spaces at Dotson Iron Castings Coming in 2021!

A range of significant employee space upgrades are on the agenda for the ductile iron casting foundry in 2021, including new meeting rooms, break areas, locker rooms and a rooftop patio.  According to Dotson Vice President Liz Ulman, the updates point to a positive future for Dotson Iron Castings.  She said, “In the state of […]

From Iron Castings to Pies, Dotson’s Charitable Giving Efforts are In the News!

Charitable giving is a core value at Dotson Iron Castings. From scholarships for students to supporting area non-profits, Dotson Iron Castings and its employees are highly regarded for their charitable efforts. Recently, the company achieved its goal for participation in the annual Greater Mankato Area United Way campaign. What better way to celebrate than letting […]

Tyson Twait named new CEO/President of Dotson Iron Castings

Tyson Twait named new CEO/President of Dotson Iron Castings

Tyson Twait has been named CEO/President of Dotson Iron Castings effective August 3, 2020. Jean Bye who has been with Dotson for over 45 years and served as CEO since 2010 will be the Executive Chair of the board. “There has only been four Presidents of the company since my grandfather came in 1923. Each […]

Dotson Iron Castings Receives Multiple Awards from the American Foundry Society

Dotson Iron Castings Receives Multiple Awards from the American Foundry Society

Dotson Iron Castings was recently awarded the Plant Engineering Award from the American Foundry Society (AFS). The Engineering Division of AFS presents the award based on an onsite audit covering the following selecton criteria: State of the Art Business KPI Supporting on-going operations Project planning Energy and environmental considerations Dotson received the award based on […]

Dotson Iron Castings showcased its commitment to leading edge management as it recovered from a potentially catastrophic fire.

Tested by Fire: Dotson Iron Castings Showcased Its Commitment to Leading Edge Management as It Recovered from a Potentially Catastrophic Fire

Denny Dotson got the call late on a Friday night in September 2017. It was the kind of call no business owner ever wants to get. His foundry was on fire. Dotson hopped into his car and raced toward the plant. He wasn’t sure what he’d see when he got there, but he wondered as […]

South Central Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing to Highlight Manufacturing Industries

South Central MN Tour of Manufacturing – October 3 & 5

The tour is open to the public and will feature 23 manufacturing facilities, including Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato. Tour dates and times are: October 3 (9 am – 5 pm) and October 5 (9 am – 1 pm).

MSU, Businesses Get $700,000 for Job Skills Training

MSU, Businesses Get $700,000 for Job Skills Training

Dotson Iron Castings will get training for employees through a partnership with Minnesota State University and the state of Minnesota. Minnesota State University and three businesses will share in more than $736,000 in grants aimed at tailoring training for employees.

1871 Dotson History Timeline

Citywide Scavenger Hunt for Dotson Employees

What do 28 teams, costumes, agriculture, railroads, history, car decorating, metal grades, volunteering, team building, and photo contests have in common? They all were a part of Dotson Iron Castings’ first ever, companywide scavenger hunt.