In 1879, Charles Lawton and E.W. Arndt established the Novelty Manufacturing Company in Wisconsin. Their first invention, the “Bran Dresser,” separated bran from flour. In 1890 the company came to be called, The C.A. Lawton Co.
In 2019, Specialty Metals HoldCo LLC came into existence as an extension of The C.A. Lawton Co. Today the parent company of The C.A. Lawton Co., Temperform, LLC., Penn-Mar Castings, LLC., and QESC, LLC is known as The Lawton Standard Co.
Alex Lawton, CEO of The Lawton Standard Co. and fifth-generation foundry owner, says, “We knew the platform name was a placeholder for internal use. We needed time to define whom we wanted to be in the marketplace. The future of these foundries as a group has become more clear recently, and now is the perfect time for us to realign the organization for long-term growth.”
The Lawton Standard Co. takes personal pride in the family-oriented culture of The C.A. Lawton Co. and what the “Lawton” name stands for in the industry. The name “Standard” is because this specialty metals platform will keep raising the standard of iron and steel foundries. Though we’re a young organization, the foundries go back as far as 1879. The Lawton Standard Co. plans to share knowledge and apply the best practices from each foundry across the family.
Raising the standard in foundries by investing in technology and systems to make work safer and cleaner.
Move from a handful of foundries to an integrated supplier of castings with the same management characteristics, policies, mission, and vision.
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