What's New

December 2020

Congratulations to Michelle Schlipp, Corporate Executive Director of Accounting and Finance for being selected as one of Methalforming Magazine's 2020 Women of Excellence in Metal Forming & Fabricating.  Dayton Rogers is thankful for Michelle's years of loyalty and dedication to Dayton Rogers and the metalforming industry.  We are proud to have her as part of our team!   

June 2020

Congratulations 2020 Grads!

December 2019

Dayton Rogers of SC put their metalforming engineering, creative and team skills together to build the Dayton Rogers Float for the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights!  To learn more, visit Greater Cayce West Columbia.

November 2019

Dayton Rogers of Texas, HR Representative, Shalene Singh has been selected as one of Metaltforming Magazines 2019 Women of Excellence in Metal Forming & Fabricating.  The Dayton Rogers family congratulates Shalene and thanks her for her years of loyalty and for being a wonderful representative of the Dayton Rogers and the metalforming industry!  

March 2019 

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina's plant manager, Stephanie Lowry, participated in the event hosted by Junior Achievement and the Lexington One Career & Technology Center.  The event was a "Reverse Job Shadow" event, where local businesswomen working in STEM fields spoke and shared their work experience.  The focus was to educate female students of the world of manufacturing.  

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Corporate employees give back to the community!  In March they volunteered at the local Feed My Starving Children. Packing 137 boxes, 29, 592 meals, 81 kids fed for a year at a cost of $7,102.08.  Way to "Turn Hunger into Hope with Your Own Two Hands" Dayton Rogers!  For more information FMSC

December 2018

Dayton Rogers of SC has more graduates of the Dayton Rogers University Class!  Congratulations to (Back Row) Quintin, Carl, Jake, MaryAnn, Christine, (Front Row) Adrian (Instructor), Shametra and Vasha! Each passed 4 courses taught by Midlands Technical College consisting of Shop Math, Blueprint Reading, Basic Measuring and GD & T.  Another way Dayton Rogers is promoting metal-forming in the manufacturing community.  

November 2018

Dayton Rogers of Texas had a visit from Ron Lowry, Owner/Chairman of Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co.  Ron hosted one of his popular "Lunch and Learn" sessions.  Each visit Ron makes to the plants, employees can sign up for his "Lunch and Learn" sessions.  Ron selects various technical, metalorming and business related topics to discuss with the group giving each the opportunity to ask questions.  These are very popular meetings and continue to align with the People and Business Values of Dayton Rogers.

October 2018

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota, Ohio and South Carolina hosted close to 200 students for Manufacturing Day!  We had students from Coon Rapids High School, Summit Parkway Middle School, Longleaf Middle School, Eastland and Fairfield Career Centers.  They learned about metal stamping, fabrication, robotic welding, and the variety of career opportunities available to them in the world of manufacturing.  The students were engaging and asked many questions.  We look forward to the group next year.  For more information about MFG DAY, go to MFG DAY.  

September 2018

 Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co.'s  CEO, Dave Fenske along with his wife and family, participated in the Alzheimer's Walk at Target Field.  Dave may be busy running a metal stamping fabrication company, but he always has time to support his community!  It was a record breaking year of fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association!  To learn more and donate, visit Alzheimer's Association site  

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota show appreciation to employees by hosting a barbecue.  Thanks to our chefs Tom, Kent and Dave and planner, Laurie for making this a wonderful break!  

July 2018

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota sponsored and participated in Wunderkammer, an event put on by the Sundance Family Foundation.  The event is designed for youth and young adults to meet, ask questions and participate in interactive tools related to 21st Century Career opportunities, many of which are related to the trades.  Ron spoke to the groups, telling his story on how he worked his way from plant employee to owner.  He encouraged the groups "Be passionate about what you love to do, be on time, be willing to learn and you will be successful!"  Laurie and Taylor hosted the guests at an interactive table where they were able to try out a mini hand press.  Overall great event!  

June 2018

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota hosted the future of manufacturing!  Third and Fourth Graders from Summer Academy stopped by for a tour, presentation and Q&A with David Fenske, CEO/CLO.  They learned about metalstamping/fabrication, machines and got to see parts made for various industry.   They discussed people and business values that reflect how Dayton Rogers does business.  They learned about safety in the plant and received safety glasses.  Most important, they had fun posing for a goofy picture!   Each year we enjoy having the students and we look forward to the 2019 group!  They are the future of manufacturing.  

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co Two teams represented Dayton Rogers this year in the Precision Metalforming Association Twin Cities District golf tournament with the longest female drive won by Brianna McClaskie, yes 2 years in a row!   The teams consisted of Ron Lowry (Chairman), Dave Fenske (CEO/CLO), Chad Koebnick (CFO/COO), Kent Mishler (GM), Laurie Keate (Director of HR), Bonnie Tetrault (Accounting Manager), Brianna McClaskie (Credit Supervisor) and Hailey Margetta.   Dayton Rogers was also represented by 2 volunteers, Michelle Schlipp (Director of Accounting & Finance) and Lisa Jacobson (Director of Marketing) The annual tournament was played at the Refuge in Oak Grove, MN.  The event raised funds that go toward local education scholarships.  We look forward to next years' event! For more information on PMA Twin Cities, http://www.pma.org/twin-cities/

May 2018

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. is proud of Dave Fenske, now CEO/CLO and his selection as one of the top five "Men to Know" by Eden Prairie Lifestyle.  Dave lives with his wife, Mary Fenske in Eden Prairie, MN.  They have four children Patrick, Liz, Claire and Grace.  Congratulations Dave!  To read the article please visit the Eden Prairie Lifestyle.

April 2018

Dayton Rogers of Ohio, Inc. is proud to announce receipt of the 2017 Award for 100% achievement in its effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace.  The Capital Area Safety Council, Co-sponsored by Safex, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation presented the award.  Way to go Ohio!  Once again, showing a great place to work--Safety First!

March 2018

Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. showed active support in Precision Metalforming Association Forming Our Future Annual Leadership Conference by the attendance of executives, Ron Lowry, CEO and Dave Fenske, CCO.  At the meeting, Dave Fenske was nominated as  Precision Metalforming Association Twin Cities District Director.  Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co.'s marketing manager, Lisa Jacobson has also been nominated as PMATCD Chair, starting July of 2018.  Both have accepted.  Congratulations to both Dave and Lisa!  For more information on PMA National and Twin Cities events vistit PMA.org

February 2018

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina enjoys the great Chili cook-off. A big CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 winner, Carol pictured on the far right!

Dayton Rogers of Ohio and Dayton Rogers of Texas have been approved by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A.  Ohio approved for ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016. Texas approved for ISO 9001:2015.  Congratulations Ohio and Texas!

January 2018  

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina joined the Precision Metalforming Association South East for Pressroom Automation and Carolinas Aviation Museum Tour learning about more recent technologis in pressroom automation to help expand automation for many of its products.

December 2017

Each Dayton Rogers Division celebrated the holidays with food and fun!  Years of service awards were presented.  Executives and managers served their employees.  Wishing all employees, families a happy and safe holiday season!

November 2017

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina employees complete the Shop Math progam.  Shop Math is a customized program built by Midlands Tech for Dayton Rogers of South Carolina.  Professors from Midlands Tech taught at Dayton Rogers of SC once a week for 2 months.  Each employee completed 50 hours and credits can be applied toward continuing education or toward completing an Associates Degree.  Just another way Dayton Rogers is supporting the education of its employees!  Check out the article in the PMA MetalForming November 2017 issue: MetalForming Magazine

October 2017

Dayton Rogers of MN is proud of employees Michelle and Brianna for completion of the 2017 Salvation Army The Most Amazing Race!  They placed 18th in the race that sent teams around St. Paul, MN using only their feet or Metro Transit.  They completed 13 mental and physical challenges.  Congratulations gals!  For more information on the race go to: The Most Amazing Race

Dayton Rogers of Ohio,  awards employee of the month, Stanley.  Dennis Beckley, General Manager presents a gift card to Stanley as reward for employee of the month.  Stanley has been working in both the tumble room and on the presses.  He has shown a great work ethic in attendance and commitment on the job.  When caught up on his current tasks, he always looks for more to do.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 2 sons and daughter.  Thank you Stanley!

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina, management team shows appreciation for their teams by hosting and serving lunch.  Thank you to all the South Carolina employees!

September 2017

Dayton Rogers of Texas Chief of Operations, Dave Gaulke visits the Dayton Rogers of Texas location.  Dave hosts a luncheon for all employees showing appreciation for all they do.  Way to go Texas!

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. welcomes Chad Koebnick who recently joined the Dayton Roges team as its new Chief Financial Officer.  He comes to us with 25+ years of experience in the accounting and finance industry.  He and his wife have four children and now are empti-nesters!  In his free time, Chad enjoys golfing and working in the yard.  Welcome Chad!

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina Stephanie Lowry, Human Resource Representative met with K through 12 guidance counselors of Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) to explain the importance of educating students about the importance of manufacturing and the career opportunities many of their students might have.

August 2017

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. Dave Fenske, CCO and daughter Gracie are the winners of The MOST Amazing Race Billboard contest!  From August 7th to August 13th, their picture can be seen on the billboard on the north side of 494 near 24th Avenue South in Bloomington, Minnesota!  Way to go Dave and Gracie!  For more information check out The MOST Amazing Race

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. and Dayton Rogers of Minnesota say goodbye to interns, Graham and Trevor.  Graham, soon to be a junior at Rogers High School assisted with various organizational projects.  Trevor, a senior at Hamline assisted with sales and project management.  We appreciate all of their hard work and wish them the best this next school year!  For information on becoming an intern or employee with Dayton Rogers, go to our Employment Page

July 2017

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. participated in the annual Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) golf event, July 12, 2017.  The event raised a little over $10,000 for Education Foundation!  To learn more about MPMA please visit www.mpma.com

June 2017

Dayton Rogers congratulates 3 of its employees for their completion of the M-Powered Career Training program!  The program was hosted for two of the days at the Dayton Rogers of MN facility.  M-Powered offers a career pathway preparing the workers for Precision Metalforming Technician positions.    This training is for both those looking for a new careers in manufacturing as well as those seeking advancement.  Laurie Keate, Dayton Rogers HR Representative is the current Chairperson of the M-Powered Advisory Board.  Ken Hurzeler,  Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Manager, taught on the topic of Punch Press.  Each student graduated with a certificate.  For more information on the program please visit:  https://www.hennepintech.edu/cts/pages/1260

Third Graders from Summer Academy interested in Manufacturing!  Ron Lowry, CEO and David Fenske, CCO/GM gave a talk and tour to the third graders from Summer Academy.  The students learned about metalstamping/fabrication, machines and parts made.  Each year we enjoy having the students and we look forward to the 2018 group!  They are the future of manufacturing.  

David Fenske, CCO/GM participated in the Greg LeMond CEO Ride for Kids in Minneapolis, on Friday June 16th.  The group rode one lap of the race route, accompanied by several Special Olymians from the SANFORD HYPE!  Proceeds from the event support both the Grand Prix's programming for children and Special Olympics of Minnesota.  For mor information on the event, visit North Star Bicycle Festival

Deb Mahowald, Brianna McClaskie, Bonnie Tetrault (Dayton Rogers) and Hailey Margetta (JP Morgan Chase) teamed up to play in the Precision Metalforming Association Twin Cities District annual golf tournament at the Refuge in Oak Grove, MN.  The ladies did awesome with Brianna winning the longest ladies drive.  The event raised funds that go toward local education scholarships.   Way to go girls!  We look forward to next year.  For more information on PMA Twin Cities, http://www.pma.org/twin-cities/

May 2017

Owners, Ron and Julie Lowry  traveled to Washington, D.C., two of the many representatives for One Voice, a federal government advocacy program organized by The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).  Pictured, one of the visits was with Ohio Senator Rob Portman.  One Voice provides legislative support to millions of middle market manufacturing companies and employees in the country who supply tooling, components, and other manufactured products to Original Equipment Manufacturers and their Tier I and Tier II suppliers. See more at http://www.metalworkingadvocate.org/

April 2017 

Larry Evans, Customer Service Manager for Dayton Rogers of Ohio retires after almost 39 years with Dayton Rogers!  Larry started in 1978 in the shipping department.  In 1981 Larry was promoted to Purchasing Manager.  In 1988 he became the Customer Service Manager. The Dayton Rogers team appreciates Larry's dedication and hard work over these years.  He will be missed!  

March 2017  Ron Lowry, CEO/Chairman is shown appreciation for all the work he did this past year as Chairman of the Board for the national Precision Metalforming Association.  His Dayton Rogers family is proud of him!  We also want to Congratulate Dave Ardnt who is taking on the role as Chairman of the Board for this next year!  For more information visit PMA .

February 2017   Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. launches Metal Forming Design Handbook YouTube Commercial!  Check it out on our home page or on YouTube:  Get Your Free Metalforming Design Handbook

December 2016

Pack 767 Cub Scout Den Holiday Caroling Laura Worley, Dayton Rogers Marketing specialist and son Max, from Pack 767 Cub Scount Den of St. Michael Elementary brought holiday joy to residents of the Legacy of St. Michael Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. 

2016 Service Awards  Dayton Rogers employees celebrate with their peers for their years of service.  While each division celebrates at different times, Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. and Dayton Rogers of MN celebrated in December with 9 employee milestones ranging from 5 years to 30 years.  Dayton Rogers executives appreciate the dedication  of its employees and such longevity only solidifies what a great place Dayton Rogers is to work!  Congratulations!  For employment information, please go to our employment opportunities page.

November 2016

FABTECH 2016:  Las Vegas is a Knockout:  Dayton Rogers Ron Lowry, CEO, David Fenske, CCO, Dave Gaulke, COO and General Managers attended FABTECH 2016.  FABTECH is North America's largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing inudustries, which welcomed 1,500 exhibiting companies and a total of 31,110 attendees from over 120 countries.  Learn More

Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. sponsored Quintin Holmberg, IS Manager and Troop #733 Committee Chair to attend the Boy Scouts of America's Woodbadge training course.  Woodbadge is an advanced leadership training course for BSA leaders that is based on some of the same principles of corporate leadership training courses. Those who attend Woodbadge leave with leadership skills that are applicable to all areas of life, not just in the area of BSA leadership. Quintin Holmberg stated "I am thankful for the opportunity Dayton Rogers provided me. I look forward to applying this training to the character formation of the young men of East Bethel Troop #733. 

October 2016

Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO of Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. and current Precision Metalforming Association Chairman of the Board, along with his wife, Julie Lowry, HR Representative, Stephanie Lowry, and Lisa Jacobson, Marketing Manager attended the second PMA Carolinas District event in Spartanburg, SC.  The event included an update by Brad Neece, Associate VP of Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness followed by a plant tour of Spartanburg Steel. We would like to encourage those in the Carolina and Georgia areas to become a member! For more information on the national PMA or PMA Carolinas please visit http://www.pma.org/districts/nc/

Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. celebrated MFG DAY 2016 by hosting 170 plus students from Centennial High School and Ivan Sand Community School.  The students received presentations, tours and a barbecue lunch at the Dayton Rogers of MN facility as well as Top Tool and General Pattern.  Mayor Tom Ryan of Blaine, Minnesota spoke to the students about the importance of manufacturing.  They learned about metal stamping, fabrication, robotic welding, and the variety of career opportunities available to them in the world of manufacturing.  The students were engaging and asked many questions.  We look forward to the group next year.  For more information about MFG DAY, go to MFG DAY.  

Dayton Rogers Mfg. Co. is proud of Dave Fenske, CLO and his daughter Grace for their participation in the 2016 Salvation Army The Most Amazing Race!  Dave and Grace came in 25 out of 34.  To even top that, they were #1 overall in fundraising!  They received a $1,000 gift card from Cub Foods, which they generously donated back to the Salvation Army to cover a Thanksgiving meal for women. To learn more about the program, go to The Most Amazing Race.

September 2016

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota hosted students signed up for M-Powered Career Training through Hennepin Technical College.  M-Powered offers a career pathway preparing the workers for Precision Metalforming Technician positions.    This training is for both those looking for a new career in manufacturing as well as those seeking advancement.  Laurie Keate, HR Representative is the current Chairperson of the M-Powered Advisory Board.  Ken Hurzeler,  Manufacturing Manager, taught on the topic of Punch Press.  Each student graduated with a certificate.  For more information on the program please visit:  https://www.hennepintech.edu/cts/pages/1260

August 2016

Dayton Rogers of Ohio shows continued support in continuing education of their employees through the Workforce Development Innovation Center program. An instructor from Central Ohio Technical College was onsite for the 3 day Blueprint Reading Class.  Each employee received a certificate of completion.  Congratulations to all attendees!

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina was pleased to host Congressman James E. Clyburn for a tour and conversation regarding manufacturing in South Carolina.  Congressman Clyburn represents the 6th District of South Carolina.  The tour was guided by Dave Gaulke, Chief Operating Officer of Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co.; Rich Van Aernum, General Manager and Stephanie Lowry, HR Representative of the South Carolina division. Congressman Clyburn observed the day to day operations of the South Carolina facility and discussed with the Dayton Rogers team topics such as available talent/resources, manufacturing education, training and legislation.  The Dayton Rogers team greatly appreciated Congressman Clyburn taking the time to visit.  

John Madsen, General Manager for Dayton Rogers of MN LLC received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Minnesota Department of Education.  The certificate acknowledges outstanding service provided in the development of technical education skill assessments for high school and college students in Minnesota's career and technical education programs.  This further shows Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co's. commitment to education.

July 2016

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. received a packet of handmade thank you cards from second and third graders of Summer Academy.   They kindly expressed their appreciation for the tour and presentation they received by Dave Fenske, CCO/CLO.   They were such a joy to have in the office and we look forward to visits from future classes!  

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co.'s Dave Fenske, CCO/CLO, Jerry Mattern, HR Director, Kent Mishler, Sales Engineer, and Ron Boltik, President of McMillian Electric participated in the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) Open Golf Classic.  Dayton Rogers is an active member of MPMA and their initiatives to keep manufacturing strong in Minnesota through the Education Foundation and various workforce initiatives.  John Madsen, Dayton Rogers of MN General Manager currently sits on the board.  For more information on MPMA visit:  http://www.mpma.com/index.html

June 2016

Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO of Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. and current Precision Metalforming Association Chairman of the Board, along with his wife, Julie Lowry participated in an event in Charleston, South Carolina for the PMA Carolinas District.  The event included an update by Bill Kirkland, new Head of the Office of Economic Engagement of USC on the current state of South Carolina Manufacturing, along with a tour of Boeing.  For more information on the national PMA or PMA Carolinas please visit http://www.pma.org/districts/nc/

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. hosted 48 second and third graders along with their teachers, Teresa Peterson and Amber Neva from Summer Academy for an office tour and presentation by Dave Fenske, CCO/CLO.  The students learned about the process involved in manufacturing, the importance of safety and had the opportunity to ask questions.  They were a great group and Dayton Rogers looks forward to a visit from the next class in 2017!

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. employees show their appreciation to Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO for being elected as Precision Metalforming Association Chairman of the Board.   If you are looking for a great place to work, check out our employment page to apply on line.  Join the team where "Manufacturing Matters." 

Dave Fenske, CCO/CLO of Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. and his family volunteered at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald House.  The Fenske family volunteers at least once every other month at the Ronald McDonald House.  Dayton Rogers is proud to have employees on their staff who are giving back to the community.  For more information on the Ronald McDonald House go to http://rmhtwincities.org/

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co's Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO and current Precision Metalforming Association Chairman of the Board, along with Jerome Mattern, HR Director and Kent Mishler, Sales Engineer participated in the PMA Twin Cities annual golf event.  The PMA Twin Cities event raised money for manufacturing education and other PMA Twin Cities District programs.  Dayton Rogers is proud to be a part of the PMA team!  For more information on PMA Twin Cities, please go to http://www.pma.org/districts/MN/twin_cities/default.asp

May 2016

Dennis Beckley, General Manager of Dayton Rogers of Ohio, Inc. and District Director for Precision Metalforming Association Ohio District organized and participated in an event resulting in a donation of $2,500 to the local Education Foundation.  The Ohio district has been actively involved throughout the years with the Education Foundation and Dayton Rogers is proud to have been part of that involvement.  For more information on the PMA Ohio Valley District, please visit:  http://www.pma.org/districts/oh/ohio_valley/meetings.asp

Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO, Dayton Rogers, Mfg., Co.  and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Chairman of the Board, participated in the 23rd Annual PMA Tennessee District Golf Outing Scholarship Fundraiser held on May 2nd in Old Hickory, Tennessee.  The event of 250 attendees was a huge success!  The event raised $8,000 in college grants and $2,250 in work force grants for training and education scholarships!  To learn more about PMA Tennessee go to http://www.pma.org/districts/tn/default.asp

Dayton Rogers of South Carolina was honored to host Congressman Joe Wilson, Sr. and Julian Wilson, CCIM for a plant tour and discussion of various manufacturing topics.  Ron and Julie Lowry, owners of Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co., along with daughter Stephanie Lowry, HR Representative and Rich VanAernum, General Manager headed the tour for Congressman Wilson. Congressman Wilson was introduced to and spoke with many of the Dayton Rogers employees.  In this tour, he observed the day to day operations of a manufacturing facility and discussed the importance of education, training and legislation that might affect the manufacturing community. Dayton Rogers appreciates Congressman Wilson's taking time to meet with the South Carolina facility and the ongoing support he shows to the manufacturing community.

Dayton Rogers of Ohio, Inc. was pleased to host Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) for a plant tour and discussion of various manufacturing topics.  Topics covered were trade issues, education, energy costs, regulations and investment in new technologies.  We appreciate Congressman Johnson taking time to meet with us and for the ongoing support he shows to the manufacturing community.

April 2016

Ron Lowry, Chairman/CEO, Dayton Rogers, Mfg., Co. recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to support pro-manufacturing issues.  He represented the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA: @PMATALK) as one of a few representatives who collectively discussed current manufacturing issues on behalf of One Voice (@OneVoiceforMfg) with such Representatives as Congressman Joe Wilson, Sr.  One Voice provides legislative support to millions of middle market manufacturing companies and employees in the country who supply tooling, components, and other manufactured products to Original Equipment Manufactureres and their Tier I and Tier II suppliers. See more at http://www.metalworkingadvocate.org/

March 2016

Dayton Rogers of Minnesota, LLC the first to have press brake upgraded with advanced Sentinel Plus technology!  With the assistance of Lazer Safe Pty. Ltd, Dayton Rogers was able to continue its level of productivitiy while still maintaining its high standards of safety for employees.  Please see the entire article  http://pm-mn.com/2016/03/cover-story-press-brake-guarding-and-safety-technology/

Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co. is proud to announce the election of Chairman/CEO/Owner Ron Lowry as Precision Metalforming Association Chairman. Ron's theme for the year is "Manufacturing Matters" and is encouraging other manufacturers to work closely with our local leaders, national leaders and educators to help grow manufacturing in the U.S. economy.  Ron understands what it takes to grow in this business as he himself has been in many roles of the company, starting as an Estimator to Customer Service, to General Manager and then President. In 2009 he acquired Dayton Rogers Mfg., Co.  Please see the entire article http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article.asp?iid=134&aid=11273

February 2016

Dayton Rogers of SC hosted 16 freshmen from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina.  Lee Cloakey, Technical Manager/Business Development gave a presentation on the history of Dayton Rogers.  The students were then guided by Jeff Post, Quality Manager through the manufacturing facility followed by a tour with Jeff Reese, Manager/Engineer of the Tooling Design Center (TDC).  Once again, Dayton Rogers is showing its strong support in the future of students. Freshman, Jonathan Padgett stated, "I was impressed by what I saw! I would like to learn as much as I can to succeed in this trade, and maybe one day start a career with Dayton Rogers. The tour definitely renewed my drive to continue in this profession."  Due to such positive responses, Dayton Rogers of SC plans to continue the tours on a regular basis.  For more information on student tours, please contact us:  http://www.daytonrogers.com/ or 800-677-8881.

Dayton Rogers of MN will be one of 10 manufacturing companies to benefit from a $446,090 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant awarded to Hennepin Technical College.  According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, a metro-area manufacturing consortium wants to upgrade the technical skills of its workers and will do so during this three-year project which will train 84 new and current employees of 10 manufacturing companies. To learn more please go to:  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development News Center

January 2016

MPMA Education Foundation elects as a Foundation Director, John Madsen, General Manager of Dayton Rogers of MN.  Once again Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. shows its interest in the future of manufacturing through the support of students and educational institutions.  MPMA Foundation awards scholarships in amounts ranging from $500- $1,500.  These scholarships help motivated students with an interest in manufacturing, receive the training they need to become successful in the field.  Also through donations, the Foundation supports educational institutions so they might purchase much needed equipment and software for training students.  Providing these necessary tools, helps prepare the students for future employment in the manufacturing industry.   Please visit MPMA's website for more information:  http://www.mpma.com/workforce-foundation.html

October 2015:

On October 14, 2015, Jerry Mattern, Director of Human Resources for Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. received a recognition award for his outstanding service as chair for the Precision Metal Forming Association's Safety Committee.  Jerry has served as chair for the past 3 years.  As a leader of the committee, he spearheaded many changes to the safety conference which benefited all attendees.  We extend our congratulations to Jerry!

On October 2, 2015, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. hosted more than 100 students from two Minneapolis high schools for Manufacturing Day 2015.  The students toured the plant, had hands on experience with a welding simulator, enjoyed lunch and had the opportunity to talk with our manufacturing employees. 

Dayton Rogers is committed to stimulating and opening the minds of younger generations to the world of modern day manufacturing.  To learn more about Mfg. Day, please go to www.mfgday.com

On October 1, 2015 the Emma B. Howe YMCA celebrated it's 10th year of hosting it's annual gala. Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. was a major sponsor of the annual event. Their theme was "Everyone Deserves Greatness".  Over 300 people were in attendance and the event raised over $55,000 and is used to support the youth initiative programs at the Emma B. Howe YMCA.  For more information go to the Emma B. Howe YMCA website.

September 2015:

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, Co. was on the host committee and a sponsor for the 2015 Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT held in Minneapolis, MN on September 23rd - September 25th.  With close to 300 attendees from all around the country, the attendees participated in tours, panel discussions and professional development tracks.  With PMA as its founding partner, WiM has expanded to more than 500 members, women who have chosen career paths in the manufacturing industry.  For more information on WiM please go to:  www.womeninmanufacturing.org

April 2015:

Ron Lowry, Owner and CEO of Dayton Rogers recently spent time in Washington, D.C. to promote pro-manufacturing issues. Mr. Lowry was representing One Voice (www.metalworkingadvocate.org), which is an organization related to PMA (pma.org). In two days Mr. Lowry visited 12 offices to promote training, education, tax reform and better EPA and NLRB rules for manufacturing. The time that Mr. Lowry dedicates to fighting for manufacturing is appreciated by not only Dayton Rogers Manufacturing, but all small manufactures across the country. 

(photo caption: Congressman Joe WIlson - South Carolina (left) & Mr. Ron Lowry)

March 2015:

On Tuesday March 10, Dayton Rogers of Minnesota hosted local educators that are involved in Project Lead the Way to discuss what is covered in middle and high school curriculum, and what manufacturing companies like Dayton Rogers are looking for in potential employees. Project Lead the Way is a great program to get young people involved in STEM programs in a K-12 setting. PLTW is helping students develop the skills they need to succeed. You can find out more about PLTW by visiting their website.


Dayton Rogers of Minnesota General Manager John Madsen had the privilege of interviewing for a local TV segment for the program called Greater MSP Business. The program highlights stories of the region's businesses and business leasers and the impact they have on the economy and quality of life. The segment aired on Sunday March 1, 2015.


November 2014:

Dayton Rogers is proud to announce that John Madsen, General Manager of our Minnesota division, has been appointed to the Minnesota Precision Metalforming Association (MPMA) Board of Directors.  John has been with Dayton Rogers since 1986 and has been involved with the MPMA since 2013.  John will serve a two year term from November 2014 October 2016.


October 2014:

On Friday October 3, 2014 Dayton Rogers of Minnesota hosted a Manufacturing Day event. We welcomed many guests from a bus load of students to retired tool makers reminiscing about the past and admiring new technology.

"We were pleased at the large student attendance to help Dayton Rogers celebrate and share 'how it's made' to introduce them to the manufacturing industry, I am making it my personal mission to get the next generation interested in manufacturing so that companies like Dayton Rogers can continue and have excited people to carry on the legacy of manufacturing into the future."

                                                                  John Madsen, General Manager Dayton Rogers of Minnesota

We were honored to be involved in Manufacturing Day 2014 and hope that our continued interest in educating future generations about manufacturing will keep both our industry and our business growing for years to come.

(photo caption) Anoka-Hennepin STEP students arriving for the Manufacturing Day 2014 event.


October 2014:

The annual Emma B. Howe Family YMCACoon Rapids fundraiser Gala was held in Andover, Minnesota on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Dayton Rogers Manufacturing  joined a number of other local businesses to sponsor the Gala.  As part of its sponsorship Dayton Rogers made a donation for the live auction.  The live auction as a whole  brought in $10,850.  Over all the Gala raised a record breaking amount of $50,000.  All of the proceeds from the Gala went to the Emma B. Howe YMCA located in Coon Rapids.  For further information on the Emma B. Howe YMCACoon Rapids, go to http://www.ymcatwincities.org/locations/emma_b_howe_ymca/


January 2014:

Ron Lowry, CEO of Dayton Rogers, received Speaker of the Year award from the San Fernando Valley Chapter of APICS. The award was presented in recognition of Ron's outstanding presentation and speaking ability. Each year APICS presents a full schedule of speakers to share their knowledge and expertise on various subjects, based on the feedback and rankings of APICS members. Ron is the 2013 award recipient.

(photo caption) Dave Gaulke (center) receiving the APICS award on Ron's behalf.

Ron Lowry CEO of Dayton Rogers and his wife Julie attended the State of the State Address as VIP guests of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. The Lowry's were 2 of approximately 20 people invited to attend Governor Haley's address to the State of South Carolina and the private reception at the Governor's residence that followed. The Lowry's were acknowledged for being great examples of new business growth and opportunity in the state. Dayton Rogers South Carolina began operations in late December and continues to gain momentum in the southeast region of the United States.