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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Leadership Team

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Recent Blogs

Happy Thanksgiving

November 20, 2020

As the Thanksgiving and holiday season quickly approaches, now is the time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are thankful for all of the hard working members of our team, their safety, and their contributions to the continuous improvement of Lawton. This year, we ask…

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Business Spotlight: The C.A. Lawton Co. is a Green Tier 2 business

November 17, 2020

Visit the official page to see the full article: DNR webpage feature. The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) began its Green Tier journey as a public demonstration of commitment to its ‘Beyond Compliance’ initiative in 2013. Since that time the company has embarked on various sustainability efforts and worked at minimizing corporate impact on the environment.…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. is hiring

November 13, 2020

At The C.A. Lawton Co., our focus is on people. Our people-first approach is not just external-facing with our customers. People-first guides all we do; it permeates the entire foundry. Our core values include: Community. We have fun participating in the Bellin Run, United Way, and Adopt a Highway. Family. Lawton’s culture is like a…

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Lawton integration of foundry purchased from Nidec Minster shows continued success

November 5, 2020

Minster, OH- The C.A. Lawton Co. is excited to report that integration of the former Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics within its broader foundry operations is proceeding ahead of schedule.  The Ohio foundry was acquired from Nidec Minster Corporation in July to expand the capacity and capabilities of the iron casting segment of the specialty metals…

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Lawton locations grow together

October 28, 2020

The C.A. Lawton Co. is dedicated to integrating the newly acquired Minster, OH foundry.  Employees from both locations have been working meticulously to create a cohesive and seamless process from start to finish. A LEAN Team LEAN Consultant, Cathlin Stuntz, goes into depth about the new projects happening in Minster. “The focus was to integrate…

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Lawton to be featured at Employee Retention Summit for Manufacturers

October 23, 2020

The C.A. Lawton Co. has been invited to share their success stories of retaining employees in a manufacturing environment November 9-11, 2020 during an exciting virtual event. Dana Syndergaard will present: LEANing into Engagement Andrew Mastalir will present: LEANing into Employee Retention About the Summit The Employee Retention Summit for Manufacturers is for you. In…

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Labor Day: American workers keep this country moving forward

September 7, 2020

One of the things that makes America truly great is our workers. Tireless, dedicated and reliable, they are the backbone of this country. On September 7th, Labor Day, Lawton 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…

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With our foundries combined… Integrating Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics with The C.A. Lawton Co.

August 21, 2020

We interviewed Tim Horner, Operations Manager at The C.A. Lawton Co.’s new Minster, Ohio location in August 2020. In July, the private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, expanded their iron foundries, by acquiring Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics. This foundry now operates under Oakland Standard’s specialty metals platform as a second location of The C.A. Lawton…

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