Lawton Standard Acquires RMG

AFS Corporate Member The Lawton Standard Co. recently combined with Renaissance Manufacturing Group (RMG) and its 160 team members as part of Lawton Standard’s expansion strategy.  

RMG has three locations: a ductile iron foundry in Anniston, Alabama; a machine shop in Grafton, Wisconsin; and a sales office in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. 

“What started as two long-standing, independent, foundry-based companies in 2019 is evolving into a multi-location, multi-faceted supplier with the best cultural and process characteristics, said Lawton Standard CEO Alex Lawton. “With the addition of RMG and the shared long-term vision of the two formerly separate companies, our services offering is making a major leap forward. We’re eager to continue working on raising the standard for casting-related solutions. There is much to do to realize our goals, but as always, we aim to be both a trusted source and resource providing value to those who buy from, work for, and sell to us.”

Phil Knoebel, formerly president of the standalone RMG, will join Lawton’s leadership team and head the RMG-Lawton Standard Sales & Services (RMG) segment. 

“It has been a pleasure to get to know and work with Lawton Standard,” said Knoebel. “Each team member has been professional, accommodating, and easy to work with, which should make the transition smooth. We are excited for the future of the now combined Lawton and RMG as we further our goal to be able to say yes to all our customers’ needs.”

RMG produces castings in all ductile/nodular grades, compacted graphite (CGI), high-temp grades (simo), high-abrasion grades, ADI, and special grades/chemistries. It serves light and heavy truck, combustion engine, railroad, construction, agriculture, and pump/compressor industries.