Ownership change

MacLean Power Systems Acquires Dotson Iron Castings

MacLean Power Systems acquires Dotson Iron Castings.  On May 19, 2023 MacLean Power Systems (MPS) acquired Dotson Iron Castings.  MPS is a leading manufacturer of engineered products for transmission, distribution, substation, and communication infrastructure.  Steve Scharnhorst is the CEO of MPS, and Tyson Twait will continue leading Dotson Iron Castings as Vice President and General […]

Dotson Casting Masters Course Coming in May

The Dotson Casting Masters course is happening May 10 and 11. This unique opportunity allows you to see and learn about the latest casting technology around the world, in operation at Dotson Iron Castings! Session highlights include the following: Molding: Get a chance to run a molding line for yourself where you will learn about […]

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Dotson Iron Castings Completes Impressive Addition with Enhanced Employee Spaces!

Dotson recently opened its new 7,800-square-foot addition and renovation. The addition features significant upgrades to employee areas.

Jean Bye

Jean Bye to Retire from Dotson Iron Castings

Foundry industry veteran Jean Bye of Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, MN, has officially retired as of August 1st, 2021.

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 […]

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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 […]