Building on Experience

Forming The Future

Our story begins in the 1920s, when Dayton A. Rogers first conceived his vision of shortening manufacturing processes on conventional tool and die methods.

As a University of Minnesota Engineering Instructor, Dayton tasked his students with building an outboard motor – and put the wheels in motion for pioneering an industry, and growing it through unrivaled standards of quality and service.

In 1929, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Company was formed. "Short Run Metal Stamping" was off and running, and the business of metal manufacturing was altered forever.

By producing small quantities of stamped or pressed metal forms  - at a fraction of standard costs - Dayton Rogers made improvements, inventions and production efficiencies accessible and affordable to engineers, innovators and artisans alike.

From humble beginnings came early success - including the dial up toaster, the dry mounting press, and intricate Kodak typewriter tooling. Dayton Rogers began to grow.

A WWI veteran, Dayton contributed to the WWII victory by manufacturing integral parts for both air and ground efforts. To this day, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing proudly provides superior components to our military and aerospace industries – as well as medical, industrial, energy and everything in between. Our philosophy is, and always will be – your ideas and our capabilities know no boundaries. From toasters to satellites.

As an educator, Rogers never lost sight of his basic tenets of continuous advancements and sharing that knowledge with his peers in engineering and industry. Rogers' core convictions and pioneering spirit continued throughout his career, and are still reflected in the company today.


Dayton Rogers CEO Founder - Dayton A. RogersAdditional Information

In fact, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing wrote the book on metal forming. Generally called "The Red Book", this technical design manual is the foremost industry tool for high standards and preferred manufacturing disciplines. It's just one of the many ways we continue to positively influence the art of metal forming.

And with 4 locations, centered around the busiest manufacturing hubs in the U.S., we continue to expand our services while helping you achieve your vision.

With every part and every improvement, for all your projects and challenges, we build on experience, advance your ideas, and form the future.

We are Dayton Rogers.

Dayton Rogers CEO CEO - Ron Lowry
Ron Lowry began working for Dayton Rogers in 1980. His hard work and dedication promoted him to President of Dayton Rogers in 2002. In 2009 Ron Lowry became the owner of Dayton Rogers.
Dayton Rogers CEO CEO - John Seeger Jr.
John Seeger Jr. took over ownership from his father in 1997 until he sold to Ron Lowry in 2009.
Dayton Rogers CEO CEO - John Seeger Sr.
Mr. Seeger bought the company from Dayton A. Rogers in 1961, until his son, John Seeger Junior took over ownership in 1997.

Our Valued Resources

At Dayton Rogers, we not only pride ourselves on the level of service and quality products we provide to our customers; we value all the people who work with diligence and dedication to deliver those results. Our team of Engineers, Production Professionals, and Customer Service Experts go the extra mile on every project. We maintain our high level of service and pride in our work through our People and Business Values:

People Values

Treat others with uncompromising truth

Lavish trust on your associates

Mentor unselfishly

Be receptive to new ideas, regardless of their origin

Take personal risks for the organization's sake

Give credit where it's due

Do not touch dishonest dollars

Put the interest of others before your own

Business Values

Customers First Know, understand and partner with customers
Member Citizenship Commit to honest relationships
Industry Leader Provide industry leadership and encourage continuous improvement and training
Work Environment Promote a safe work environment and team participation
People Success Promote members’ success through respect mentoring and trust
Financial Success Maintain a growing enterprise while promoting opportunities that involve continuous improvement and cost effectiveness

Organizational Membership

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