what we do

Dakota Foundry, Inc., has a rich history in north eastern South Dakota. Employing many people from Day County and surrounding areas, Dakota Foundry has over 200 years of combined foundry business experience. Located in the heart of the Prairie Coteau region, the area is a mecca for hunting and fishing.

At Dakota Foundry, experience is plentiful. Our iron casting production personnel have over 200 years of combined experience in the Foundry business. This experience spans the areas of No-bake molding, greensand molding, cupola melt, pattern maintenance, core making, casting cleaning, grinding, and finishing, just to name a few. Our management team has over 90 years of combined experience in various business aspects and over 30 years in business experience specific to the foundry industry. With our background, you can be assured that your casting needs are in good hands.

our advantages



Fastest turn-Around:

Over the years we have built our reputation as being not only a producer of top quality castings but also delivering the fastest turn around in the country. And we don’t just say it…we prove it. Our team model starts at understanding your casting needs the following through to expert pattern making on to actual casting. By having control of the complete process we can speed our lead times versus competitive foundries. Our value added services are organized so that you place one order for one finished product. We take care of the rest.


We often hear the phrase “mail order foundry”. The first order is great, second order is so-so, and the third order you are unable to express your concerns to a human being on the other end. By being a domestic based foundry using domestic inputs, we are able to maintain the utmost consistency of product per your specified requests. From our in-house lab to constant quality checks throughout the casting process, you can have confidence in receiving consistent quality product time after time.


The key to a successful project is communication. We view our customers as partners from initial concept to beyond the finished product. This full service and consultative approach insures meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations for casting needs. From the concept to the pattern, to the casting, to the finished product’s approval and beyond, you can be assured of our dedication to your satisfaction.


We had a project in jeopardy of meeting its deadline because of casting delivery. I found Dakota Foundry at the Job Shop show in Milwaukee and they guaranteed delivery. One week after sending my patterns, I had castings as they promised. The castings were great my project moved forward, and we are now working with Dakota Foundry on new projects.

Jim Parker,   Hydro Component Systems

We had a supplier but they couldn't meet one of our deadlines, at that point we explored Dakota as an option. They performed...no, they actually outperformed any supplier we've ever used for castings.

Gehl Mustang,   Senior Buyer