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Bring it! We have the capacity!

The Lawton Standard Co. says, “Bring it! We can fill your needs!” Since QESC – Houston joined our family, we have even more capacity to meet the needs of the industry. So here’s a quick look at what we can do for you. For more information, click on the foundry name. C.A. Lawton – De Pere, WI Large iron casting in the 500lb – 20,000lb range C.A. Lawton – Minster, OH Gray and ductile iron up to 45,000lbs Temperform – Novi, MI Stainless steel castings 2 pounds to 5,500 pounds Penn-Mar Castings – Hanover, PA Gray, and ductile iron castings...
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The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings)

The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings) as its latest growth initiative in response to constrained capacity in the domestic metal casting industry.  The Lawton Standard Co. has recently added the facilities and team members of QESC (Houston, TX) to its growing casting business to respond to constrained industry capacity and as part of its broader expansion strategy. The new site will operate as a sister operation to: The C.A. Lawton Co. – De Pere, WIThe C.A. Lawton Co. – Minster, OHTemperform, LLC (Novi, MI)Penn-Mar Castings, LLC (Hanover, PA)  The addition will better position...
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Lawton’s greatest hits

This week, we’re featuring the most popular blogs across our family of foundries. Enjoy learning about the history of PMC, the history of iron casting, and how we got our name. The C.A. Lawton Co.’s most popular blog is The history of iron casting part I. Have you ever wondered about the history of iron casting? When did ancient man first dream of making objects out of molten metal? Even the best historians, archeologists and scientists may never truly know. But perhaps that’s why history is so intriguing. The world’s first castings Some historians believe that iron casting began in...
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Lawton Standard raises the bar in marketing and communications: An interview with Terra L. Fletcher

Lawton Standard works with Terra L. Fletcher of Fletcher Consulting to ensure consistent imagery and messaging across their foundries. Here’s what she told us in a recent interview. Terra, please tell us what you do for the Lawton companies. I understand you started with The C.A. Lawton Co.? My first introduction to C.A. Lawton was in 2016 or 2017. The company had been in business for nearly 140 years yet had never done social media marketing. Together, we developed a robust social media presence: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. With help from Cultivate Communications, C.A. Lawton redesigned their website...
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Meet Tim Flannery

Do you know Tim? Here’s a little about our CFO. Tim joined The Lawton Standard Co. as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience working with middle-market industrial businesses. Tim oversees all finance, treasury, and accounting activities, is responsible for information technology activities of Lawton Standard and leads the Company’s merger and acquisition efforts. Tim joined Lawton from Oakland Standard Co., where he served as a Principal responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments on behalf of the firm. Tim was previously a Vice President with private equity firms Superior Capital Partners and...
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Meet Barry Adamski

Barry is the Chief Operating Officer and LEAN expert for the Lawton Standard Co. and the C.A. Lawton Co in De Pere, WI. Barry is a problem solver who ensures the pattern, casting, and machining operations run safely, smoothly, and productively. He takes care of employees and customers, ensuring that Lawton is profitable. Employees say Barry is firm but fair and knows how to get things done yesterday. Today, Barry focuses on promoting continuous improvement through improved process flow, safety, and quality. Barry’s belief in quality training to prepare confident and competent employees helps make Lawton remarkable. Barry says, “At...
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Meet Blake Albritton

Today, we’d like to introduce our CTO, Blake! Blake calls himself a “foundryperson, information enthusiast, problem solver, the voice of reason, and an enjoyer of bourbon.” As an industrial engineer with more than 14 years of experience in the mining, railroad, and foundry industries, Blake holds the position as the Chief Technology Officer at the Lawton Standard Co. Blake has a track record of driving growth and reducing cost through continuous improvement. Blake received his undergraduate in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering at Southern Illinois University and earned his MBA at Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business. Blake spent the first...
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Meet Alex Lawton

Alex Lawton is the CEO of The Lawton Standard Co. But do you know him? People who have worked with Alex have said, they appreciate that he regularly brings in fresh cheese curds and he takes the time to check in with everyone. Our new employees and interns remark that they’re touched by his genuine care for people. Alex and his family have been manufacturing goods and providing services from the Green Bay, Wisconsin area since 1879. His uncle, E.W. Arndt began manufacturing a bran dressing machine under the name Novelty Manufacturing Co. in De Pere, Wisconsin. During the industrial...
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3Cs to improve service

What is The Lawton Standard Co. doing to improve service for the future of the casting industry? First, as our foundries work together, we’re all learning how to communicate better. Next, we’re collaborating to find the best processes, vendors, materials, and equipment. Then we work to improve our consistency across the platform by rolling out the best practices with intention. Here are just a few examples of what we’re doing to raise the standard for foundries. Communication The Lawton Standard Co. has been working to develop a means and a distribution channel for content. First, we take the time to...
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