Q1 2023 Go-Lives

For Immediate Release 
Contact: Shelby Lentz  

Email: slentz@blinfo.com  

Phone: 269.465.6207 x 314 



Building to a More Integrated Future 


Bridgman, Michigan, March 31, 2023 – B&L Information Systems, North American leader in metalcasting ERP software, has announced three company additions to the Odyssey family of active users in the first quarter of 2023.  

The following four company locations went live with new installations of Odyssey ERP in the 1st quarter of 2023: 

  • Able Die Castings – Schiller Park, IL. Founded in 1920, Able Die Casting has 100 years on the books as a leader in providing premier, high pressure die castings to clients throughout the USA and across many market sectors. As a full-service caster for zinc, aluminum, and associated alloys, Able has maintained a strong focus on innovation, allowing for high efficiencies in process and cost control.   


  • Grede – Reedsburg, WI and Grede – Milwaukee, WI. Over a century ago, Grede opened as a single foundry in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and today leads the industry with 10 facilities across America and 3,800 team members, each an artist of their trade. As the industry’s premier ductile, gray and specialty iron casting provider, they proudly design, engineer, validate and manufacture safety-critical components for their partners across automotive, industrial, and commercial trucking markets.    


  • Lawton Standard – De Pere, WI. Lawton has produced castings and machined components for five generations. Lawton Co. specializes in the manufacture of drive gearing and pulleys for the paper industry as well as dryer heads. The Lawton Standard Co. takes pride in the family-oriented culture and what the “Lawton” name stands for in the industry. The Lawton Standard Co. plans to share knowledge and apply the best practices from each foundry across the family. 



About B&L Information Systems 

B&L Information Systems is the global leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for foundries, die casters and investment casters. Since 1976, B&L has implemented their unique ERP solutions at over 500 metalcasting operations, making their cloud-based Odyssey ERP match how metalcasters operate.  With Odyssey, metalcasters maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.