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The Lawton Standard Co. has recently combined with Renaissance Manufacturing Group (RMG) and its 160 team members as part of its expansion strategy. RMG has locations in Anniston, Ala., Grafton, Wis., and Menomonee Falls, Wis. The ductile iron foundry is at the Anniston location. Grafton is home to the machine shop. The sales office is...
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Jack McPike joined Lawton Standard in November of 2023 as Director of Operations. This newly created position reports to Paul Suber, President of Lawton Standard, and has responsibility for the foundries under the Lawton umbrella.  Jack comes to Lawton with 20+ years of foundry experience in cast iron waterworks, steel railroad components, and cast iron job shop work....
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A simple list of commonly used terms in a foundry setting (in order of use): Pattern – The wood, metal, foam or plastic shape used to form the cavity in the sand. A pattern may consist of one or many impressions and would normally be mounted on a board or plate complete with a runner...
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What is foundry sand? Where does foundry sand come from? Foundry sand is a high-quality silica sand that is used for casting and molding processes in the metal casting industry. The sand is typically made from high-quality silica and is specially designed for use in foundries. Foundry sand is produced by crushing and screening sand...
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The Lawton Standard Co., a leader in the metals industry, is pleased to announce Paul Suber as President. Suber will be responsible for manufacturing operations (foundries and related services such as machining and pattern making), sales, engineering, purchasing, and project management. Suber, an innovative manufacturing and operations executive, brings a wealth of experience to The...
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The key to success Computer aided flow and solidification modeling and simulation software is a key to success in the foundry industry today. There are several different programs on the market, but the industry leader is MAGMASOFT ®, which is the software that we use at The Lawton Standard Co. What is it? MAGMASOFT ®...
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Investment proceeds used to help facilitate addition of AMSCO Wear Products to the Lawton family The Lawton Standard, Co. (“Lawton”), a diversified provider of specialty iron and steel castings and related products and services, today announced that NewSpring, a family of private equity strategies, has invested in the company through its dedicated private credit strategy,...
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The Lawton Standard Co. has recently added AMSCO Wear Products, Inc., located in Wilmington, Del., to the Lawton Standard family as part of its expansion strategy. AMSCO has been providing cost-effective, wear-resistant steel since 1915. They offer innovative design, world-class quality control, and superior customer service. AMSCO’s products include wear parts for steel recycling, mining,...
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Our platform engineering manager RJ Hawkins explains that it’s typically best to involve foundries in your tooling design and go from there. This usually makes it much easier for foundries to help you optimize the design and process later. “Rely on the experts to get you there,” RJ said. It’s important to trust the experts...
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We asked RJ Hawkins, our Platform Engineering Manager, to weigh in on where our engineering team currently stands and what growth he would like to see. He explains that our team today has a vast amount of practical knowledge, which most of them acquired through years of experience in the foundry business. Overall, RJ believes...
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