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Ductile iron process improvement as a long-term business strategy

The C.A. Lawton Co. is working to improve our ductile iron casting offerings. Why is ductile a good long-term business strategy? We asked Barry Adamski, President of The C.A. Lawton Co. If you missed our first blog in this series, check out What is ductile iron? Ductile is growing “The Ductile Iron Pipe and Valve…

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De Pere, Wisconsin

MINSTER, OHIO

What We Do

Large Iron Casting

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

Our Minster, OH location is capable of casting gray and ductile iron up to 45,000lbs.

Pattern Making

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

Machining

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 client's needs and developing strong relationships built on exceptional communication.

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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.

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Recent Blogs

Ductile iron process improvement as a long-term business strategy

September 14, 2022

The C.A. Lawton Co. is working to improve our ductile iron casting offerings. Why is ductile a good long-term business strategy? We asked Barry Adamski, President of The C.A. Lawton Co. If you missed our first blog in this series, check out What is ductile iron? Ductile is growing “The Ductile Iron Pipe and Valve…

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Nothing can stop Piper!

August 31, 2022

It has been eight years since Piper broke her C1 and C2 vertebrae and five years since her surgery. We shared her story on our blog four years ago here. Piper is doing better than ever expected. Piper has restrictions in some areas, but she never lets any of this stop her! Although she sometimes…

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The Lawton Standard Co. announces Northern Iron & Machine will join the Lawton family

August 24, 2022

The Lawton Standard Co. has recently added Northern Iron & Machine (NIM) located in St. Paul, Minn. to the Lawton Standard family as part of its expansion strategy. NIM produces and machines high-quality, cast gray, ductile, and austempered iron castings up to 250 pounds. This adds to The Lawton Standard Co. offerings by both size…

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Toolbox Talks: Respirators

August 17, 2022

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at The C.A. Lawton Co. Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth. This handout is created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of various safety precautions. This week we’ll share some tips from our talk on respirators.…

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Fatal accident confirmed at Lawton foundry

August 5, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  8/8/22 Contact:  Andrew Mastalir, Sales & Marketing Manager, The C.A. Lawton Co., 920-983-4171, AMastalir@calawton.com The C.A. Lawton Co. confirms today that a fatality resulted from an accident at their foundry operation located at 1900 Enterprise Drive in De Pere, Wis. A 24-year-old worker succumbed to his injuries following the accident on…

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What is ductile iron?

August 3, 2022

Ductile iron is more impact and fatigue resistant than gray iron due to the spheres of graphite that form with added magnesium. The science and strength of ductile iron From a microstructure standpoint, the primary difference between gray and ductile iron is the shape of the graphite. Gray irons have flake graphite, whereas ductile iron…

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We dig Komatsu: our customer builds a better world

June 22, 2022

Lawton is proud to work with Komatsu, a multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, forestry, and military equipment, as well as diesel engines and industrial equipment like press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric generators. But Komatsu is more than that. Their purpose is to create value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future…

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How Lawton is responding to labor shortages

June 8, 2022

Job openings unexpectedly crept higher in December 2021, as the recovery from the omicron variant sent a wave of COVID-19 infections nationwide. We at The C.A. Lawton Co. have been directly affected by this mass wave of unemployment and wanted to do some deeper digging on how it impacted us and our sister locations. The…

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