Industry

Donsco, Inc.

  • Automated Manufacturing & Machining
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication

With ever-changing tools and technology, preparing tomorrow’s workforce can be a complex undertaking. Thanks to the Corporate Tomorrow Makers program at Penn College, the relationship between industry and education is mutually beneficial. Students get scholarship opportunities and hands-on experience with equipment just like they’ll find in the field. Plus, industry partners get skilled professionals to fill in-demand positions. It’s a win-win for the future.

 

Donsco, Inc.

Meet Our Partner

Donsco, Inc., North America's leading single-source provider of machined iron castings, has been in continuous operation for more than 100 years. From their home base in southeastern Pennsylvania, they operate two foundries which produce short-run and longer running gray, ductile, and alloyed iron castings up to 150 pounds in both horizontally and vertically parted molds. The Wrightsville campus also includes extensive in-house machining and patternmaking operations.

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with Donsco

HOW DID YOUR COMPANY FIRST CONNECT WITH PENN COLLEGE?

We were referred by a similar business, Benton Foundry, who is a Corporate Tomorrow Maker member.

WHAT QUALITIES OF PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE THEM STAND OUT FOR YOUR OPERATIONS?

A good balance of strong technical skills with the understanding and experience in practical applications.

WHAT ASPECTS OF YOUR COMPANY ATTRACT OUR STUDENTS AND FUTURE STUDENTS TO JOIN YOUR OPERATION?

Donsco is a medium-sized company in Southcentral PA with a history of hiring young engineering and technical students into positions of leadership. We are a goal-based company where top performers thrive as we supply leading OEM customers while employing the latest technology in metalcasting and CNC machining.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (AND PARENTS) WHO ARE CONSIDERING PENN COLLEGE?

The most successful engineering and technical students are the ones who understand the mix of an academic knowledge base complimented by strong real-world application skills.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BETTER PREPARE THEM TO JOIN YOUR TEAM?

We look for three traits in our team members. The willingness to learn, the ability to work within a cross function team comprised of people with varying skills sets and education levels, and respect for the process of metalcasting and CNC machining.

Programs

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Perfect your skills in our newly expanded 55,000-square-foot lab.