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

Oakland Standard Co. announces the formation of a new business platform

January 29, 2020

Birmingham, MI – Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company announces a new business platform that combines Temperform and The C.A. Lawton Company. Temperform is a Novi, Michigan-based niche manufacturer of heat, corrosion, and abrasion-resistant castings and machined components for use in a variety of industrial applications. They produce castings from 1 to 6,000 pounds in…

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We are Lawton

January 24, 2020
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What is the process for designing a pattern?

January 22, 2020

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…

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The C.A. Lawton Company & Temperform combine to better serve customers

January 15, 2020

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…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of RJ Hawkins to the position of Engineering Manager

January 13, 2020

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…

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C.A. Lawton Co. Seeks Tier 2 Status in Wisconsin’s Green Tier Program

December 4, 2019

*The following was originally published here: 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…

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5 challenges facing Wisconsin manufacturers

October 23, 2019

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…

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Two women reflect on working in the Lawton foundry

August 2, 2019

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…

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