In the Community
Caster Concepts in the Community
Richard H. Dobbins, founder of Caster Concepts, emphasized the importance of companies producing high quality products for their customers while adding value to the surrounding community. Dick was actively involved in enhancing and improving opportunities for those who live in the communities that surround Albion, Michigan.
Current President, William H. Dobbins, has followed in his father’s path, committed to playing an active role in the community. Caster Concepts and its family of business seek to build relationships and support local not-for-profit organizations in two main areas: community development and manufacturing education.
Caster Concepts contributes to the cultural development of the local community by sponsoring cultural events such as the Swingin’ At The Shell summer concert series.
Manufacturing Education Fund
Caster Concepts, Inc. established the Manufacturing Education Fund, a donor advised fund at the Albion Community Foundation in memory of Richard H. Dobbins, founder of Caster Concepts. This fund was established to support economic growth in the Albion community and surrounding areas. See a list of our 2013 “I Can Make It!” math and science camp recipients here.
Employee Involvement in the Community
Caster Concepts employees are involved in their communities in numerous ways, including employee volunteerism via company-sponsored activities, volunteerism, serving on local board of directors, and participation in employee drives supporting local nonprofit organizations such as the United Way.
Partners in Education
Caster Concepts, Inc. partners with Albion College to provide internship experiences for students in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. Students from the University of Michigan, Northern Michigan University and Kettering University have also gained valuable experience at Caster Concepts.
Support Strong Families
Caster Concepts understands the importance of family supports surrounding each employee. Caster Concepts provides opportunities throughout the year for employees and their families to attend events that build stronger families. Activities include, trips to IMAX films and touring performances such as Cirque de Solei and company-wide health fairs.
Albion Chamber of Commerce
Albion Community Foundation
Albion Community Foundation – Jesse’s Gift
Albion District Library
Albion-Homer United Way
Albion Historical Society
Albion Festival of the Forks
Albion Public Schools
Albion Recreation Department
Boy Scouts of America
Bronson – Battle Creek Health System/Indigent Medication Fund – Battle Creek, MI
Cancer Medication Fund of Bronson Battle Creek
Carrying Community Church Outreach Program
Catholic Charities of Jackson
Center for Women Jackson
Children’s Fund/National Association of School Psychologist – Bethesda, MD
Children’s of Alabama – Birmingham, AL
Community Action Agency Jackson
Concord Community Schools Homeless Children Fund
Fellowship Pentecostal Church of God – Balch, TX
Fountain Clinic/Indigent Health Care – Marshall, MI
Jackson Interfaith Shelter – Jackson, MI
Kids N’ Stuff Children’s Museum
Local 4-H Groups
Lifeline Food Bank – Camden, MI
Morning Star Mission – Joilet, IL
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church – Michigan Center, MI
Saint John Catholic Church
Saint John Elementary School – Jackson, MI
Springport Area Foundation for Education – Springport, MI
St. Jude Place – Joliet, IL
St. Mary’s Child Development Center – Jackson, MI
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Swingin’ at the Shell
VFW Post 9411
Company Sponsored Activities
Collection of Non-Perishable foods for Albion Interfaith Ministries (AIM) Holiday Food BasketsCystic Fybrosis Fundraiser
Caster Concepts involved in the community