D&K Difference Content


D&K Powder Coating is a 47,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment. We can accommodate any size part up to 16′ wide, 12′ high and 45′ long in a custom-built Col-Met Batch Oven. We feature a Col-Met Paint Booth and GEMA paint application systems. Our new steel grit media blast booth can accommodate parts up to 20’​ wide, 14’​ high, and 51’​ long. We are proud of our facility!

D&K Scope:

We base our business model and strategic plan on being a provider of custom paint applications ranging from one-piece runs to production-level requirements. We aspire to provide our customers quality products that meet and exceed the established standards set forth by customers, suppliers, and regulatory guidelines.

D&K Mission:

Our mission at D&K Powder Coating is to deliver a finish of the highest quality possible, at a competitive price, on time.

D&K Quality Policy:

  1. Determine, review and improve all relevant issues internally and externally
  2. Monitor all process performance goals
  3. Continuous improvement of Processes, Product & Suppliers


  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified and Registered
  • Proud sponsor of the Mankato Air Spectacular
  • Supporter of local fire departments
  • Proud donor of various powder coating projects to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • Supporter of the St. Peter Area Robotics team
  • Powder coated many large designer staircases for Linder Enterprises
  • Provider of powder coating services to many commonly-known commercial and industrial companies
  • 2019 Tour of Manufacturing participant


Dana & Kathy Schnepf


  • Management and business owners for over 25 years
  • Enjoy traveling and attending shows in their spare time
  • Reside in North Mankato, MN

Management Team

Ben Schnepf

General Manager

  • 10 years in production, auto body, automotive and industrial finishing experience
  • 5 years in powder coat experience
  • Likes to go target shooting when he’s not at work
  • Resides in Mankato, MN

Randy Johnson

Production Manager

Torrance Day


Josh Schwager


Mary Murphy

Office Manager

Addison Lokken

Human Resources Manager

  • Enjoys playing hockey, outdoor activities, rock concerts, and spending time with family
  • Studied Communications, Management, and Human Resources at Gustavus
  • Lives in Mankato, MN

Paul Albers

Blast Manager

Maria Borgmeier

Quality Assurance

Joe Barna

2nd Shift Manager

Josh Buller-Russ

3rd Shift Manager

Scott Rummel

Paint Manager

Brian Gochenour

Packaging/Shipping/Receiving Manager

Production Team

Ben Snyder

1st Shift Shipping and Receiving

  • Has a degree in Automotive Collision Technology
  • 20+ years of coating experience
  • Likes to go ice fishing and spending time with his son, Dylan
  • Lives in Amboy, MN

Anthony Nelson

3rd Shift Painter

Brennan Kelly

1st Shift Production Supervisor

Rick Black

1st Shift Painter

  • 13 years powder coating experience
  • 4 years liquid paint experience
  • Enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding
  • Lives in Pemberton, MN

Blayne Christensen

2nd Shift Production Supervisor and Backup Painter

Bradley Donovan

1st Shift Painter and Production

  • Lives in North Mankato, MN

Keith Westphal

1st Shift Driver and Maintenance

  • Likes to hunt, fish, shoot darts
  • Enjoys sprint car racing
  • Extensive welding and fabrication experience
  • Lives in St. Peter, MN

William Mcalister

1st Shift Blaster

Scott Pope

1st Shift Packager

Jeff Petrik

3rd Shift Blaster

John Reiter

1st Shift Painter

German Aquino

3rd Shift Painter

Shaunda Hiniker

1st Shift Receiving and Production

Jered Nelson

2nd Shift Painter

Max Peterson

1st Shift Production

Freddi Valle

1st Shift Oven Operator

Thomas Buller-Russ

1st Shift Production and Backup Blaster/Washer

Jake Hannegrefs

2nd Shift Packager

Erik Willaby

2nd Shift Oven Operator

Bryan Throldahl

2nd Shift Packager

Joe Zahradnik

2nd Shift Washer

Hunter Voss

2nd Shift Production

William Berentson

2nd Shift Blaster

Ryan Winkelbauer

3rd Shift Production and Packager

Tristan Hornemann

3rd Shift Packager

Tony Stoufer

1st Shift Production and Backup Painter/Washer

Bailey Zeck

3rd Shift Production and Backup Packager/Washer

Anthony Labor

2nd Shift Painter

Kelsie Johnson

2nd Shift Painter

Mark Anstett

3rd Shift Oven Operator

Walt Timmerman

3rd Shift Shipping Lead and Backup Painter

Logan Bryant

1st Shift Painter