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Iron and Steel Castings
up to 45,000lbs


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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Team building at The Lawton Standard Co.

To build any team, members need to know and understand the capabilities of each member. Anyone who has been on a team, whether a sport, business organization, or even a volunteer group, understands that everyone has different strengths and skills to bring to the effort.  The Lawton Standard Co. recognized that to join four distinctly different foundry organizations, the strengths, and skills of the managers need to be understood by the leadership team. This led The Lawton Standard Co. family of companies to their first Leadership Summit. This two-day event was designed as an open forum to share status and...
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The Lawton Standard Co. announces GM appointments

The Lawton Standard Co. is pleased to announce the next step in building a comprehensive casting offering in the iron and steel segments of the foundry industry. This step involves installing effective operational leadership for each of its sites to direct the overall strategies of delivering quality castings from the newly formed family of foundries. Tim Horner will continue as Operations Manager of The C.A. Lawton Co. facility in Minster, OH.  Tim joined the operation as a grinder after serving an extended time in the US Marines. In his 34 years, he has held every job classification except furnace operator....
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Specialty Metals HoldCo LLC changes its name to “The Lawton Standard Co.”

Specialty Metals HoldCo LLC, the parent company of The C.A. Lawton Co., Temperform, Damascus Steel Casting Company, and The C.A. Lawton Co. – Minster, OH (former foundry division of Nidec Minster), and the newly acquired Penn-Mar Castings is changing its name to The Lawton Standard Co. Alex Lawton, CEO of The Lawton Standard Co., 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...
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