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May 22, 2020: Dahmes Stainless Inc. (DSI) is pleased to announce the hire of Janae Olson as the organization’s Head of Corporate Development. In this new role, Olson will be focused on enhancing the company’s brand awareness, recruiting top talent, developing employee engagement initiatives, and creating organizational systems to ensure operational effectiveness. 

“The addition of Janae is a first step in preparing the company for future growth,” said Alex Marcus, recently appointed President at Dahmes.  “Janae’s proven track record of leading continuous improvement initiatives, drive for excellence, and ability to think strategically made her an ideal fit for this new role.”

“It’s an exciting time to join the team at Dahmes,” said Olson. “Under Alex’s leadership, I believe DSI will make an even bigger impact in the industries we serve. Dahmes has a growing reputation of solving complex customer problems with unique solutions, and I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with my teammates to create unthought of results.”

Prior to joining Dahmes, Olson served in several capacities for RELCO, an international manufacturing & engineering firm in Willmar, Minnesota, most recently as the company’s Organizational Development & Communications Director. Janae also worked with the team at DI Labs, a Spicer, Minnesota based product development and additive manufacturing firm in a Client Success & Business Growth role. In addition, Olson served in marketing roles within the healthcare and information technology industries for nearly a decade working with a number of companies including Willmar Medical Services (now Carris Health), Appleton Area Health, and Healthland (now CPSI). 


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April 17, 2020: Dahmes Stainless Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment ofAlex Marcus as the organization’s President. Marcus joined Dahmes Contracting LLC (sister company to Dahmes Stainless) in 2015 as VP of Operations, and in 2017 took on an additional role as Director of Projects at Dahmes Stainless.


Forrest Dahmes, who founded the company in 1994, has transitioned from President to CEO/Owner for the organization. Dahmes will continue to be involved in sales and engineering, developing new drying technology, and working with Alex to implement initiatives.


In Alex’s new role, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company, manages the company’s financials, plays a key role in reviewing contracts and agreements for Dahmes, and works collaboratively with other leaders in the organization to achieve company goals.


Prior to joining Dahmes, Marcus worked as a Project Manager at Marcus Construction and as Vice President at Terraco Construction for nearly five years. In addition to his new role as President, Alex continues to serve as Vice President of Operations for Dahmes Contracting.


Marcus holds an MBA in Corporate Finance & Strategy from The Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, and a BA in Civil Engineering from Calvin College. He resides in Willmar with his wife, Erin and two children.

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