Remarkable People. Remarkable Results.

Since 1879

What We Do

Large Iron Casting

On-site. We specialize in large iron casting in the 500 lb - 20,000 lb range, for 5 generations. 

Pattern Making

On-site. Patterns ultimately determine the shape and dimensional accuracy of the casting and contribute to iron integrity.


On-site. We simplify the casting process by providing castings machined on-site and sourced through our trusted supplier partners.

Why Choose Us?

Single Source Accountability

While many foundries offer a range of abilities, few offer the full array of services on-site. We provide complete on-site pattern, casting, machining, testing, and assembly capabilities. The synergy of remarkable people, processes, and all services under one roof, give our clients’ all the benefits of single source accountability.

5 Generations

We are a 5th generation foundry-centered manufacturer and truly integrated supplier. We’ve learned the importance of listening to our clients’ needs and developing strong relationships built on exceptional communication.

Remarkable People

We encourage and develop our employees to be involved and empowered, inspiring them to turn plans into action. From engineers and manufacturing specialists to accounts payable and customer advocates. Our people are remarkable.

Our Commitment To Quality

We are continually raising our standards

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Recent Blogs

COVID-19 Updates

April 1, 2020

4/1/20 – Today, our employees are at risk due to COVID-19. As I discussed in our letter last week, we are choosing to do a 1-week soft shutdown (melt deck only) this week and a 1-week full shut down next week (4/6/20-4/10/20). This is to promote the health of our employees and maybe prevent or…

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COVID-19 Updates

March 24, 2020

3/24/20 – Today, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin issued a “Safer at Home” order which enacts restrictions to our state. The C.A. Lawton Co. has chosen to enact a limited shutdown in response to the pandemic. These actions are aimed at protecting the health of our vital workforce by lessening the curve of…

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COVID-19 Update

March 18, 2020

We wanted to let our clients and supporters know that we are here! We are taking precautions but plan to continue operating unless it is no longer safe to do so. Lawton is monitoring the situation daily. We are currently limiting outside access to our facilities in order to protect the health of all persons. If…

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Lawton and Temperform sales meeting is a success

March 4, 2020

On February 12, 2020, key members of Lawton and Temperform teams met at the C.A. Lawton Co. to get better acquainted and plan how to serve their customers best. The day started with introductions and orientations, including a safety discussion. Then the group discussed each location’s capabilities and how they complement each other. They also…

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Oakland Standard Co. announces the formation of a new business platform

January 29, 2020

Birmingham, MI – Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company announces a new business platform that combines Temperform and The C.A. Lawton Company. Temperform is a Novi, Michigan-based niche manufacturer of heat, corrosion, and abrasion-resistant castings and machined components for use in a variety of industrial applications. They produce castings from 1 to 6,000 pounds in…

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We are Lawton

January 24, 2020
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What is the process for designing a pattern?

January 22, 2020

At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer reviews the required casting shape with our casting engineer. This consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes to produce the highest quality casting. Technical discussions typically include tolerances required, allowable machine stock, machined and…

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The C.A. Lawton Company & Temperform combine to better serve customers

January 15, 2020

The C.A. Lawton Company (De Pere, WI) has merged with Temperform (Novi, MI) as part of a long-term acquisition and expansion strategy. They are creating a new specialty metals platform that will better position both companies for growth in the industry. This merger will allow each company access to the other’s products and enhance value-added…

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