Where did Iron come from?
There’s no doubt that iron is crucial to the process of metal casting. Iron is known for it’s strength and flexibility, making it one of the most common materials used when creating castings. It is theorized that the reason planet Earth has so much iron is largely a result of the way the core was…
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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.
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.
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.
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
Scott Arnold Memorial
The Scott Arnold Memorial celebrated its 10th annual outing this past September. Scott Arnold is the late father of Emily Burnside, who is a customer representative at our Minster, OH facility. Scott passed away in 2012 from lung cancer. Emily and her family have spent the last 10 years remembering Scott with an annual golf outing. All…Read More
C.A. Lawton was featured on the PBS show “Main Streets with John McGivern”
Lawton Standard CEO and fifth-generation owner of The C.A. Lawton Co., Alex Lawton was interviewed on PBS’s “Main Streets with John McGivern” along with his father and fourth-generation owner, Randall Lawton. John and his team toured the De Pere foundry, pattern shop, and office facilities and the episode aired the highlights on PBS Wisconsin in…Read More
A Conversation with Alex: Reflections on the state of the economy, the foundry industry, and the future of Lawton Standard
The last three years have been a wild roller coaster ride. From COVID-19 and supply chain issues to a roaring recovery and global uncertainty, it’s been one of the most challenging times in recent memory. But the challenges also contain seeds of opportunity. Despite the disruption, we’ve been making steady progress toward building a new…Read More
How does having multiple facilities help us cast more ductile iron?
At The C.A. Lawton Co., we recognize that the need for ductile iron is growing. In a recent interview, president Barry Adamski, explains how having multiple facilities helps Lawton Standard cast more ductile iron than before. Barry explains how the foundries learn from each other, experiment, and benefit from the flexibility remote engineers afford.Read More
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…Read More
Nothing can stop Piper!
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…Read More