Remarkable People. Remarkable Results.

Since 1879

Now With 2 Locations To Better Serve You

De Pere, Wisconsin


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.


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.

Are you remarkable? We're hiring.

Our Commitment To Quality

We are continually raising our standards

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Recent Blogs

Our Process

September 15, 2021
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Labor Day: A thank you to all of the dedicated workers

September 3, 2021

On Monday, September 6th, we would like to recognize the workers whose contributions have made our country strong and prosperous. It is important and necessary to celebrate the hard work that established this country.  The C.A. Lawton Co. appreciates the loyalty and dedication that all of our hard-working foundry and administration workers display each day.…

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Optimizing the pattern of a casting

August 25, 2021

Designing a pattern can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a well-defined process. At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer and the foundry’s casting engineer review the required casting shape. It consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes. Technical…

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Lawton to host drive-thru job fair

August 18, 2021

Mark your calendars for August 25th from 10:30 to 1:30 pm! The C.A. Lawton Co. is hosting its first-ever drive-thru job fair! Lawton is inviting community members and nearby individuals to take a tour of the foundry and experience new career opportunities. All guests are recommended to bring a resume, close-toed shoes, and long pants.…

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Team building with The Lawton Standard Co. family of companies

August 11, 2021

To build any team, members need to know and understand the capabilities of each member. Anyone who has been on a team, whether a sport, business organization, or even a volunteer group, understands that everyone has different strengths and skills to bring to the effort.  The Lawton Standard Co. recognized that to join four distinctly…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. becomes first green tier participant to receive special new air permit

August 4, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton) has officially expanded its Green Tier participation with a new Tier 2 contract. The agreement includes all operations at the De Pere facility and allows Lawton to obtain coverage under the exclusive Green Tier registration permit. Lawton manufactures large iron…

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The journey of a Lawton casting

July 28, 2021
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Toolbox Talks: Lawton’s severe weather and tornado procedures

July 21, 2021

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 specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of various safety precautions. This week’s employee handout was based around severe weather and…

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