Bulldog Manufacturing

Students in this SparkTank program will have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate between education, business, and community through projects
  • Design, construct, rework, and finish projects
  • Students will also have the opportunity to work on personal passiona projects
  • Incorporate technology and equipment in the metals lab
  • Students will develop proficiency in Oxyacetylene gas, cutting, MIG & TIG welding, as well as PlasmaCAM, machine lathe, milling, grinding and tool sharpening.

Businesses we’ve worked with:

  • Ottumwa High School
  • Chamber of Commerce

We did all the labor work, all the building, welding, crafting it all, cutting it apart, and bending it. It was really different because we had a certain timeline we had to get it done so you couldn’t rush it but you also had to make it perfect.

Colby Reed, OHS Senior 2019

Featured Project: Ottumwa Symphony’s Palm Trees

If you have any questions, here’s a way to contact us!


Brett Graham

Bulldog Manufacturing Instructor


Contact Information

325 E. Main
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Monday—Friday: 8:10AM–3:15PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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