In 1879, Charles Lawton and his uncle E.W. Arndt established what would become The C.A. Lawton Co. in De Pere, Wisconsin. Their first device was the "Bran Dresser,” designed by Lawton’s father to separate bran from flour.

Capabilities at The C.A. Lawton Co. De Pere, Wisconsin location

Grey and ductile iron capabilities

Gray and ductile castings 500 pounds - 20,000 pounds.

Our De Pere, WI facility has the capability to pour up to 30,000 lbs. for low-volume requirements. The maximum casting size for this foundry is 130 in. x 130 in. x 59 in. tall. Our maximum part weight for ductile iron is 14,000 lbs.

Pattern design and construction

  • Large castings can be produced from patterns (up to 130” square)
  • Materials range from CNC foam for prototypes or single-use castings to multiple types of wood and urethane, depending on the application and the volume.
  • Full solid modeling and metal-flow simulation services


Machining equipment:

  • CNC Live Tooling VTL, Manual VTL
  • CNC 5-Axis Boring Bar, Manual Boring Bar

Plus, these miscellaneous capabilities:

  • Key seating
  • Radial Drills
  • Static and Dynamic Balancing
  • Assembly
  • Hydro-Testing
  • ASME Pressure Vessel and ABS Certified
  • Faro Arm CMM
  • Gear Hobbing

Foundry melt capabilities

  • 2 coreless induction furnaces - 9 ton capacity each
  • 30,000 lb pour weight Gray Iron
  • 20,000 lb pour weight Ductile Iron

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Our History

To say we have a long history would be an understatement. When you've been around as long as the light bulb, you learn a few things. The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud of our rich history of continuous improvement and adaptation. To view a timeline of advancements or learn more about us, click the button below.

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1950 Enterprise Drive
De Pere, WI 54115


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