At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer reviews the required casting shape with our casting engineer. This consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes to produce the highest quality casting. Technical discussions typically include tolerances required, allowable machine stock, machined and…

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The C.A. Lawton Company (De Pere, WI) has merged with Temperform (Novi, MI) as part of a long-term acquisition and expansion strategy. They are creating a new specialty metals platform that will better position both companies for growth in the industry. This merger will allow each company access to the other’s products and enhance value-added…

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By Stevie Rombaugh ‘Tis the season of holiday cheer and for several, long Christmas lists. While children make snow angels, go ice skating and watch Santa movies, many adults find themselves stressing over Christmas expectations. These expectations are everything from elaborate Christmas decorations to the number of gifts. Whether we look at Christmas as a…

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Employees of the C.A. Lawton company volunteered to help the Green Bay non-profit, CP. Lawton employees parked cars to raise money for CP during a home Packers game. (You can volunteer, too! Learn more here: https://www.wearecp.org/we-need-you/volunteer/) Lawton later invited CP employees to tour the C.A. Lawton Co. foundry. CP is a non-profit organization that assists…

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*The following was originally published here: https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4974 DE PERE, Wis. – The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) is an applicant for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program as a Tier 2 participant. The 140-year-old company has been a Tier 1 participant since 2013 but wants to advance to Tier 2, enabling them to negotiate…

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An organization is like a machine and its departments are like the cogs that make it run. In order to function effectively, it requires proper tools and maintenance. At The C.A. Lawton Co., departmental 6S audits are one of the Lean tools we use to maintain continuous improvement. It enables us to operate like a…

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Miracle League is an organization that gives children ages four to 19 with cognitive or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Several Lawton employees who have volunteered to help the Fox Valley Miracle League say the experience is a home run. Miracle League began in Georgia in 1998 when Rockdale Youth Baseball Association’s coach…

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Metal casters can develop complex shapes in many sizes using a wide variety of materials with unique properties that serve many different purposes. That’s why metal castings are vital to many key industries such as agriculture, healthcare, and mining. Without castings, these industries and the role they play in our everyday lives wouldn’t be the…

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This article from the St. Norbert College newsletter highlights five challenges that Wisconsin manufacturers are likely to face in the years ahead. It features the expert opinion of Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College, whose thinking closely parallels that of Lawton’s…

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Many people are aware that manufacturing is important, but far fewer people are aware of how important the casting industry is. It’s responsible for parts that fuel everyday life, the economy and many other industries. As we celebrate this year’s Manufacturing Month, we wanted to take a closer look at the casting industry and all…

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