Penn-Mar Castings joins The C.A. Lawton Co. family

The C.A. Lawton Co. welcomes Hanover, PA facility as a third iron foundry location Birmingham, MI – Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Co., is proud to announce the expansion of its specialty metals platform and specifically the iron foundry group. Penn-Mar Castings, a gray-and-ductile iron foundry located in Hanover, Pennsylvania, will operate as the third…

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How Lawton Ensures the Highest Quality Castings

Lawton takes pride in the true craftsmanship that their Pattern Shop holds.  Quality tooling is the essential starting point to obtaining a quality casting.  The patterns produced by the Lawton pattern shop follow strict manufacturing guidelines to ensure the highest quality castings will result from their use. Often times, Lawton customers will request we use…

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Foundry Redesign – Mapping the Future

By TJ Aaron, Foundry Coach During the last week of January 2020, The C.A. Lawton Co. was invited to participate in a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) exercise by its sister company Temperform in Novi, MI.  VSM is a lean management method for analyzing the current state of an operation to design a future state goal.…

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The next best thing to being there

Lawton Best Thing

Ever since little red school houses dotted the country, field trips have been an awesome way to make learning memorable. But today’s rich multimedia technology has given the old-fashioned field trip a major upgrade: It’s now possible to virtually tour a facility to learn about it. A case in point: Students from the Ashwaubenon School…

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The Lawton Difference: A Culture of Flexibility and Urgency

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take pride in what sets us apart from other foundries and manufacturing companies. This includes our culture of flexibility and urgency, integrated offerings, dedicated customer advocates, and our focus on quality and on-time delivery. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the “Lawton…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. to offer manufacturer direct plates, work holding, platens, and weld tables

After producing its own angle plates and work holding fixtures for more than a century, The C.A. Lawton Co., a De Pere, WI-based foundry, pattern, and heavy manufacturing machine shop, will now offer these highest-quality products through a Lawton-branded consumer product line being sold directly to machinists and fabricators. The new products will complement Lawton’s…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. FAQs

At The C.A. Lawton Co., our team of customer advocates hears similar questions about our capabilities, metrics, and processes from many current and prospective clients. And with our blog being built to serve as an educational resource for readers, we’d like to answer some of these common questions in today’s post: Castings What kind of…

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The Lawton Difference: Integrated Offerings

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are proud of the reputation our foundry has built over the last two centuries; a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. In this series of blog posts, we will be highlighting the “Lawton Difference” and how Lawton makes the difficult task of procuring castings…

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