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EXPERT’S OPINION: Hire part-time and ask, “What DO you have?”

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting-related, Continuous Improvement (CI / LEAN), Operational Excellence (Op-Ex), or just working through the challenges of today’s business environment. The goal is to present you with differing viewpoints on how our guests…

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De Pere, Wisconsin

MINSTER, OH

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.

Are you remarkable? We're hiring.

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Recent Blogs

EXPERT’S OPINION: Hire part-time and ask, “What DO you have?”

January 12, 2022

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting-related, Continuous Improvement (CI / LEAN), Operational Excellence (Op-Ex), or just working through the challenges of today’s business environment. The goal is to present you with differing viewpoints on how our guests…

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The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings)

January 5, 2022

The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings) as its latest growth initiative in response to constrained capacity in the domestic metal casting industry.  The Lawton Standard Co. has recently added the facilities and team members of QESC (Houston, TX) to its growing casting business to respond to constrained industry…

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Merry Christmas 2021!

December 21, 2021

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer, lists of gifts, and children excited for Santa to fill their stockings with goodies. Stores have isles filled with toys and gifts for children and adults alike. Radio stations are filling our heads with our favorite Christmas songs and getting us excited to reconnect .with family and friends around…

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Lawton hosts De Pere High School

December 17, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30, The C.A. Lawton Co. hosted the Material Science class from De Pere High School. This class, taught by Ms. Mindi Zielinski, has been learning about metals and their crystal structure – forging, casting, smelting, annealing, and tempering. The students were looking for an opportunity to see the science they studied in…

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Lawton encourages giving

December 15, 2021

Community and health are so important to The Lawton Standard family of companies. This year, we’d like to encourage you to consider making a donation. Please consider helping the Child Life program at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a donation to help a child battling Cancer. Collection boxes will be placed in the front office of…

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2-year marketing internship at the C.A. Lawton Co.

December 9, 2021

This December marks the full two years I have been a marketing intern and assisted C.A. Lawton Co. with their social media presence. When I first interviewed, I was just a sophomore at St. Norbert College and had little knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes for a marketing department. Within months I had…

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Building a better metalcasting platform: A work in progress

December 1, 2021

Alex Lawton, CEO, Lawton Standard Last September, I told you about our vision for Lawton Standard – to transform a group of foundry-based companies with complementary capabilities and skillsets into an integrated platform. Here’s a progress report on our journey toward that goal. To use a restaurant analogy, our goal has always been to assemble…

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Learn all about a Kaizen

December 1, 2021

Kaizen is a Japanese expression meaning “change for better” or continuous improvement – whatever you are doing, you can do it better. At The C.A. Lawton Co, we strive for continuous improvement every single day. Breaking apart and putting together The first part of the word, kai, means “to break apart,” and zen means “to…

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