LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN FULL-SERVICE MACHINING
With over 40 employees, D&R offers more than 2 centuries of combined experience in the full-service machining industry. Because of our versatility, we can be a one-stop source for all your machining, fabricating, grinding and welding requirements.
CNC and Manual Machining
Whether handling raw cast parts or newly rebuilt assemblies, we are capable of working with many different materials from standard metals to high-performance alloys.
Rolling Mill and Chock Refurbishment
D&R Machine Company’s experience runs the complete range of mill types from strip, bar, rail, structural and pipe with the ability to easily adapt to the requirements of each individual site and situation.
Repair / Rebuild
Our cutting, bending, and assembling fabrication efforts combined with our extensive experience in weld repair gives us the options to make (or repair) your components to the highest quality.
Fabrication / Welding
We can take your project from design to completion. Our experience in weld repair, sub-arc roll build-up, and specialty MIG and TIG welding allow us to meet your welding needs quickly and accurately.
Emergencies happen and we’re ready. Whether your component comes to us or our team comes to you, D&R offers the quick turnaround you need to keep things running. We’re there for chocks/bearings, gearboxes, mixers, shafts, overhead crane parts or any other unexpected machining needs.
Meet the Owners
Co-owner David Gotter, affectionately known by numerous steel mill customers as the “Roll Doctor ”, is an experienced machinist who exercises his ‘hands-on’ management style with his company’s employees.
As the most well-equipped general machine shop in the area, David is now adding an additional 24,000 square feet of space with 4 bridge cranes for a combined lifting capacity of 170 tons.
Through his vast experience in machining, supervision and management, David, along with his wife and business partner, Rene, have grown D&R Machine Company exponentially over the past 25 years. Together they have learned the rigors of the financial, administration, human resources, and management of the company.
No other firm in a 250-mile radius can match D&R’s capabilities, sincere dedication of commitments made to customers and passion to its on-going relationships with customers as David Gotter exhibits.
Knowing the challenges that lie ahead and the vital importance of continuing education, David has recently completed Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Executive Program for Business Strategy, in addition to having completed Southern Illinois University’s ‘Theory of Metallurgy’.
David’s mantra is to always do the right thing for the customer and everything else will take care of itself.
D&R Machine Company, INC. is committed to an operating philosophy based on openness in communication, integrity in serving our customers, fairness and concern for our employees and responsibility to the communities within which we operate. Our mission is to exceed customer expectations for quality, safety, sustainability, cost, delivery and value. Additionally, we are dedicated to creating a profitable business culture that is based on the following principles:
D&R Machine Company, Inc. is committed to equality in employment opportunity and rewards. Our employees’ welfare and interests are foremost throughout all aspects of our business and how we conduct our affairs. D&R Machine Company, Inc. is committed to:
- Creating and nurturing an environment of success based on honesty and integrity;
- Profit sharing in the success of the company;
- Empowerment through training and communication;
- Individual growth and equal opportunity;
- Designing and providing a safe and secure work environment.
Customer needs are paramount and represent the highest priority within our business. Our obligation is to proactively seek out and define customer needs while addressing all requests expeditiously without creating false expectations.
D&R Machine Company, Inc. is committed to supporting the communities within which we operate. We believe in the practice of social responsibility and encourage similar behavior in our employees and suppliers. We proactively comply with all applicable safety, environmental, legal and regulatory requirements to which we subscribe.
Beginning with a clear definition of customers’ expectations, we strive to consistently meet or exceed them. We adhere to all applicable standards and customer specific requirements and endeavor to provide processes that ensure we achieve this in order to build a robust and world class business.
Who is D&R Machine Company?
D&R Machine Company launched in 1997, residing in a modest 900 square foot space and specializing in repairing and rebuilding customer machines. With the business growing, the year 2000 brought new endeavors and a new location on Route 67 in Alton, Illinois.
Because the heart of D&R focused on repairing and rebuilding machines, we established Alton Machine Works in 2003. Its full-service machining repair division took over a 30,000 square foot building within the Alton Steel Business Park. The combined machining capabilities and reputation created one of the leading machining shops in the Midwest.
In 2010, D&R moved to a new facility in order to accommodate and expand its machining capabilities in an emerging market. Currently located just minutes from St. Louis, Missouri, D&R’s two facilities, totaling over 75,000 square feet, offer technical expertise in steel mill services, CNC machining, manual machining, repairing, rebuilding, fabrications, welding, engineering, and design.
In 2021, D&R purchased property in Blytheville, Arkansas and is now adding an additional 24,000 square feet of space with 4 bridge cranes for a combined lifting capacity of 170 tons to meet our customers needs.