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Updated January 12, 2021: COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT DP CAST

Following public health guidelines, we have put in place the following COVID-19 protocols at the DP Cast facility:

  • A distance of 2 metres (6 feet) maintained between each work station
  • Mandatory use of face masks or face shields by all employees
  • Daily employee temperature check with YU Tech. non-contact electronic thermometer
  • Entry point sanitizing, questionnaire screening and digital confirmation at 2 main entrances using Lumenix SaniPlus Sanitizer dispenser / camera system.
  • Staggered break schedule to reduce group gatherings on-site
  • Daily sterilization with EnviroNize ULV Fogger of all common areas, and work stations
  • Special cleaning crew assigned with daily sanitization of all work and common areas
  • Adequate inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE), including non-medical face masks, face shields, eye protection, hygiene and sanitization products
  • Dedicated team for COVID-19 communication, Joint Health and Safety Committee reviews as well as employee engagement, education, and empowerment.
  • Request that all employees self-monitor and undergo testing, if required, after screening using the Ontario Government COVID-19 self-assessment tool
  • Flexible work-from-home and remote access options for at-risk employees, and those with possible exposure to COVID-19
  • Use of technology and video conferencing platforms for internal and external meetings
  • Visitor / Contractor on site COVID 19 pre-entry screening, questionnaire, sanitizing and temperature check using Lumenix SaniPlus
  • COVID-19 outbreak contingency planning, with risk analysis to determine actions for suspected or confirmed cases. These include assigned assessment and testing, direct contact with Telehealth Ontario, disinfection campaigns, self-imposed shutdown periods, and re-opening strategies based on testing and medical clearance.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jan Holland, CEO and Chair at (416) 721-9448 or Stuart Faria, Plant Manager at (416) 522-0024.

May 8, 2020: NEW APPOINTMENTS AT DP CAST

Effective today, Doug Arstad, Engineering Manager, will lead the production team as Acting Quality Manager at Designed Precision Castings (DP Cast), leveraging his considerable experience and skill sets to monitor materials and quality control, problem solve through expert analysis, and oversee our NDT processes.

DP Cast is pleased to announce that, effective April 20, Jake O’Hara will assume responsibility for all Level II X-ray processes and procedures at the facility, in his role as Non-Destructive Testing/Quality Technician. 

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March 24, 2020: DP Cast: Designated Essential Infrastructure Workforce Expected to Maintain Normal Work Schedules

As I mentioned in my message on Monday, March 23, 2020, the COVID-19 situation is fluid and continues to change rapidly. Ontario has just ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in the province for at least 14 days starting at midnight on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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March 20, 2020: COVID-19 - A Message from the Chairman & CEO of Designed Precision Castings:

At Designed Precision Castings, we are paying close attention to public health authorities in Peel Region, in Ontario and Canada and the United States in order to keep up to date with respect to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The situation, as you are all aware, is very fluid; we are monitoring hourly and will continue to make decisions based on all available and current information.

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October 30, 2019: Introducing Our Proprietary, Precision, "FCG" Process

DP Cast specializes in providing a wide range of aviation quality, fully traceable parts of various geometries. Through a disciplined application of our proprietary fill-control system, known as Functional Counter Gravity technology ("FCG"), we now offer complex, precision components with superior physical properties to suit your specifications.

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DP Cast Promotes Industry Expert Doug Arstad to the Role of Engineering Manager

Designed Precision Castings (DP Cast) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we have engaged Doug Arstad as Engineering Manager.

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December 19, 2017: DP Cast Receives ISO 9001:2015 & AS 9100D Certification

On behalf of the entire team at Designed Precision Castings, I’m pleased to announce that our facility in Brampton, Ontario has passed independent ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100D certification requirements by the prestigious Bureau Veritas.

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December 5, 2017: DP Cast Promotes Cynthia Zhao to the Role of Quality Manager

Designed Precision Castings (DP Cast) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we have engaged Cynthia Zhao as Quality Manager. In her role at DP Cast, Cynthia is responsible for quality assurance and control management, casting production approval, process control and expertise, internal audits and training, as well as vendor, facilities and resource management.

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September 12, 2016: ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C Certification

In September of 2016, our facility in Brampton, Ontario was awarded independent ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100C Certification by the prestigious Bureau Veritas. AS 9100C Certification comprises more than 100 additional requirements over ISO 9001:2008 and is specific to the aviation industry. A management system certified by Bureau Veritas certification is recognized worldwide as a symbol of excellence.

While our precision parts – and the processes behind them – have always been built to meet stringent aviation industry specifications, this milestone places DP Cast among an elite group of companies that adhere to established international quality standards, as a sign of our Company’s commitment to quality.

The distinction of this awarded certification underscores DP Cast’s ongoing focus on professional business practices, consistent results, process controls and continuous improvement throughout all stages of parts development, design assistance, production and delivery – meeting industry demand and exceeding ever-growing client expectations for the highest level of quality.

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Other regulated industries: Specification and certification work for Boiler Code (ASME), Oilfield, Nuclear, Defense, and Safety of Life.

May 6, 2016

  • DP Cast successfully completes Stage 1 audit for AS9100 and ISO9001:2008 Certification 
  • Stage 2 scheduled for July 2016 with certification to follow from Bureau Veritas
  • Registration will place DP Cast among an elite group of companies that adhere to international-quality standards 
  • Our work to achieve these standards further demonstrates DP Cast’s capabilities, and underscores our focus on consistent results, process control and continuous improvement

October 14, 2015: DP Cast Appoints Mike Dudley of Aerocom Inspection Service as Outside Level III for its NDT Facility

Designed Precision Castings (DP Cast) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we have engaged Mike Dudley, Quality Manager of Aerocom Inspection Service, as external NDT Level III consultant for our Non-Destructive Testing Facility.

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May 13, 2015: Designed Precision Castings Inc. Invests in the Future

Our CEO, Jan Holland, contributes to INCAST magazine with a look at the latest innovation in streamlining our post-cast operations 

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March 3, 2015: Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D Printer now onsite, featuring:

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Customer quoting 
  • Engineering setups 
    and gating
  • Trials
  • Customer demos with quick sample product turnarounds available


DP Cast to Attend Global Petroleum Show June 10 - 12, 2014

The best of the Oil & Gas Industry is gathering for the 2014 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary. We’re pleased to exhibit, and demonstrate the benefits of investment casting – particularly our precision aircraft-quality parts.

Visit us at Booth # 5220, Lower Big Four.

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DP Cast Welcomes Robin Fendley as Scheduling Coordinator

DP Cast is pleased to announce that Robin Fendley has joined our team of specialists who offer aircraft-quality precision castings to customers in a broad range of industries. 

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DP Cast Welcomes Industry Expert Doug Arstad as Plant Manager 

DP Cast is pleased to announce that Doug Arstad has joined our team of specialists who offer aircraft-quality precision castings to customers in a broad range of industries. 

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Discovery Channel Visits DP Cast

The Daily Planet – a popular show on the Discovery Channel – learned about our Investment Casting process, and our involvement on a part that’ll be a mining industry game changer.

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Celebrating 50 Years of P&WC’s PT6 Engine

DP Cast congratulates Pratt & Whitney Canada on the 50th anniversary of its iconic turbine engine, the PT6. We’re proud of our contribution not only to this engine, but to a wide range of P&WC products, and gratefully acknowledge five decades of partnership with PWC.

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