What We Do
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 clients’ 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
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…Read More
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…Read More
The C.A. Lawton Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of RJ Hawkins to the position of Engineering Manager
RJ joined Lawton in 2018 and brings 13 years of experience in the foundry industry in various roles such as engineering, sales, and management. RJ has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He started his foundry career at Luftkin Industries in Luftkin, Texas. President of Lawton, Barry…Read More
*The following was originally published here: https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4974 DE PERE, Wis. – The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) is an applicant for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program as a Tier 2 participant. The 140-year-old company has been a Tier 1 participant since 2013 but wants to advance to Tier 2, enabling them to negotiate…Read More
This article from the St. Norbert College newsletter highlights five challenges that Wisconsin manufacturers are likely to face in the years ahead. It features the expert opinion of Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College, whose thinking closely parallels that of Lawton’s…Read More
For much of its long history, the metalcasting industry has been dominated by men. This has also been the case at Lawton – until recently. Now we have two strong women working in the foundry. We recently sat down with them to learn about their remarkable experiences at Lawton. First, meet Dani. She is 21…Read More
Since the 1400s, innovators like Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Honoré Blanc and Eli Whitney have developed new ways to eliminate waste in manufacturing. By reducing waste, processes become Lean and manufacturers are able to meet and sustain higher quality standards more safely and efficiently. Although Whitney, Ford, and Toyota are commonly credited for the…Read More