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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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Get to know Damascus Steel

Damascus Steel has a rich history and a stellar reputation, especially in the seamless tube industry. Since April 2020, Damascus Steel has been operating as a part of The Lawton Standard Co.’s family of companies. They are conveniently located in Novi, Michigan with their sister company, Temperform. Damascus Steel capabilities Weight range: up to 4,000lbs Capacity:  150 tons/month 300,000lbs/month Alloys poured: Manganese steelHeat resistant stainless steelsNickel based alloysHigh alloy carbon steelsWhite ironsGrey irons The history of Damascus Steel Since its founding in 1906, the Damascus Steel Casting Company has been providing customers with high-quality castings for the most challenging wear-resistant...
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Get to know Penn-Mar Castings

Penn-Mar Castings provides quality ductile iron and gray iron castings to a wide variety of industries worldwide. The management staff at our PA office has more than 200 decades of combined foundry experience, giving you the confidence that they know how to meet or exceed your current expectations. PMC is a proud member of The Lawton Standard Co. family of companies. Penn-Mar Castings is “The Best Kept Secret,” with production lead times of 3-6 weeks. We have been casting parts in the 150-5000 pound range since the 1960s. Penn-Mar Castings is a complete no-bake flaskless facility that specializes in highly...
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Get to know Temperform (Novi, Michigan)

Temperform is an award-winning, specialty manufacturer of heat, corrosion, abrasion-resistant steel castings, and machined components. Temperform is located in Southeastern Michigan in the city of Novi, which is centrally located between the city of Detroit and The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1970 and with 700+ years of employee foundry experience, Temperform is one of the nation’s leading specialty manufacturers of heat, corrosion, abrasion-resistant castings, and machined components. High-quality, award-winning, high-touch service is our hallmark. Temperform has rapidly developed a reputation for exceeding customer expectations, as well as, excelling with customization, vertical integration, and industry innovation....
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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. Capabilities 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...
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Get to know The C.A. Lawton Co. (De Pere, Wisconsin)

The C.A. Lawton Co. in De Pere, Wisconsin, specializes in large iron casting in the 500lb – 20,000lb range. They have an on-site pattern shop and on-site machining. Who they are The C.A. Lawton Co. is a fifth-generation foundry-centered manufacturer run for the benefit of employees, customers, owners, and the community. C.A. Lawton provides casting-centric solutions in an environment of safety, growth, and continuous improvement (LEAN). With 140 years of history, they’ve learned a lot about what works – and that extends far beyond engineering and casting large components. What they do The C.A. Lawton Co. makes buying castings easier...
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