Jean Bye

Jean Bye Becomes President of American Foundry Society, First Woman to Hold the Office

Jean Bye Became the First Woman to Serve as President of the American Foundry Society April 5 at the 122nd Metalcasting Congress in Fort Worth, Texas. Bye is president and CEO of Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato, Minnesota. Formerly the vice president of the AFS Board of Directors, she succeeds President Patricio Gil, who is […]

Dotson Rebuilding Award

Dotson Iron Castings Recognized as Manufacturing Leadership Awards 2018 Winner

Mankato, Minn. – The Manufacturing Leadership Council recently announced that Dotson Iron Castings has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for outstanding achievement in Collaborative Innovation for its disaster recovery project. The award recognizes Dotson Iron Castings efforts in recovering from a significant fire that took place in September 2017.  As a result […]

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Dotson Iron Castings $1,000 SCC Scholarship Recipient Named!

Congratulations to Andrew Schultz for receiving a $1,000 scholarship from Dotson at the signing day for South Central College (SCC), North Mankato, MN last week.  Andrew and many other students signed their intent to attend SCC in the fall.  Dotson was thrilled to sponsor the event and promote advanced manufacturing careers right here in the […]

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Dotson Battles Back from Fire while Giving Back to the Community

As Dotson Iron Castings continues to recover from a fire that took place in September, Dotson’s commitment to its employees and the community is stronger than ever. Dotson Iron Castings is offering the services of its employees to various community organizations in the Greater Mankato area while it works to restore production facilities. Read the […]

Sand Expansion

Beyond Better Iron Castings

Sand System Expansion Positions Dotson for the Future The recent sand system upgrade will result in noise reduction and a significant decrease in airborne dust within the foundry. These improvements not only provide a safer, cleaner and better work environment for everyone at Dotson, they also enhance Dotson’s ability to recruit and retain the next […]

Sand Expansion

Improving the Quality of Ductile Iron Castings

Customers Benefit from Dotson’s Sand System Expansion Reinvestment, like the recent sand system expansion, is a key part of the Dotson Difference. Better equipment and better technology result in better quality. The expansion of the sand system is significant for several reasons. The new system is able to monitor 2,000 different data points, which provides […]

Sand Expansion

Dotson Sand System Upgrade

Significant Facilities Expansion Good for the Environment The recent expansion of Dotson’s sand system was a significant undertaking that will have a big impact on many aspects of the ductile iron castings foundry.  The upgrade changes the way Dotson utilizes sand, and will improve operations and drive quality, efficiency and environmental responsibility for decades.  While […]

casting conversion saves costs

Casting Conversion Saves Costs Over Original Weldment

Taking a welded component and turning it into a casting can help manufacturers save significant production costs. Dotson Iron Castings was recently recognized for one such casting conversion that saves costs at the Metalcasting Congress in Milwaukee.

Melt Deck Expansion.

Dotson Iron Castings Melt Deck Expansion is Making News!

Dotson Iron Castings keeps making the right decisions to remain profitable, productive, and agile

• VIP Dual-Trak induction power control
• Two induction melting furnaces
• Meltminder 300 controls and iSense data visualization

Dotson Ductile Iron Castings President, Jean Bye.

Dotson Iron Castings Receives Business Hall of Fame Award

Dotson Iron Castings was recently inducted into the Greater Mankato Business Hall of Fame.