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Get to know The C.A. Lawton Co. (Minster, Ohio)

The C.A. Lawton Co. in Minster, Ohio specializes in gray and ductile iron castings up to 45,000lbs.


Up to 45,000lbs

Gray and ductile castings up to 45,000 pounds.

Two 45-ton vertical induction furnaces meet the molten metal requirements, having a combined melt rate of seven tons per hour.

Grey and ductile iron capabilities

Grey iron capabilities (ASTM A48 class 30, 40, 45, and 50)

Ductile iron capabilities (ASTM A536 class 60-40 18 to 120-90-02)

Pattern design and construction

Our pattern makers are skilled craftsmen who utilize wood, polyurethane, and polystyrene to construct the highest quality patterns.

When existing patterns are available, our experience and unique pattern re-rigging process virtually eliminates expensive pattern re-rigging costs.

Foundry melt capabilities

• Two 1800KW line frequency 35-ton Ajax holding furnaces.
• 120 tons per day.
• 80,000 pound pour weight gray iron.
• 70,000 pound pour weight ductile Iron.
• 45,000 pound finished casting weight.

Foundry History

Our Minster, Ohio location has a long history with a logistical advantage in a prime manufacturing center. Since our founding in 1896, we have worked hard to source high-quality parts locally and offer wide-ranging engineering and machining services. We currently provide gray and ductile castings up to 45,000 lbs.

Over the generations, our foundry has adapted to many changes. In 2020, we partnered with The C.A. Lawton Co. in De Pere, Wisconsin. Together we have hundreds of years of history, and we’re proving to be a unique powerhouse in the gray iron space. Combined with the rest of The Lawton Standard family of companies, we are the premier supplier-partner where reliability meets flexibility.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We look forward to getting to know you.

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