Dotson will handle your casting painting needs utilizing a variety of painting partners to meet virtually any painting specification needed including e-coat, powder, and wet dip.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of quality systems and certifications does Dotson have in place?
Our quality system has been registered to the ISO 9000 standard since 1996. We are currently registered ISO 9001:2008. Internal systems are also compliant to many of the TS16949 requirements.
What are Dotson typical order sizes and quantities?
From less than 50 pieces to over 10,000. Average order size is 300 pieces.
Average annual usage is 1,500. While orders down to just a few molds are possible, preferred order sizes are 100-500 molds.
Can Dotson complete additional value-added operations?
Dotson can manage all of your post-casting value-added steps including: machining, heat treatment, painting, and coatings.
What is the ownership structure at Dotson?
Employee Owned. The company was founded in 1876 and the Dotson family fully owned the business from 1934 to 2012. In order to ensure the company would remain on the cutting edge of the industry for many years to come the Dotson family began selling the business to the employees.
How strong is Dotson’s financial position today and in the future?
Dotson’s conservative financial approach and focus on reinvestment in the future have allowed for aggressive yet intelligent recapitalization. Each year, since 2003, Dotson has invested over 7% of sales into plant improvements and employee development. Dotson’s philosophy of continuous investment in operations and employees has paid off by allowing them to run the company with little debt.