EXPERT’S OPINION: Hire part-time and ask, “What DO you have?”

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting-related, Continuous Improvement (CI / LEAN), Operational Excellence (Op-Ex), or just working through the challenges of today’s business environment. The goal is to present you with differing viewpoints on how our guests…

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The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings)

The Lawton Standard Co. announces the (re)launch of QESC (Quality Electric Steel Castings) as its latest growth initiative in response to constrained capacity in the domestic metal casting industry.  The Lawton Standard Co. has recently added the facilities and team members of QESC (Houston, TX) to its growing casting business to respond to constrained industry…

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Merry Christmas 2021!

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer, lists of gifts, and children excited for Santa to fill their stockings with goodies. Stores have isles filled with toys and gifts for children and adults alike. Radio stations are filling our heads with our favorite Christmas songs and getting us excited to reconnect .with family and friends around…

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Lawton hosts De Pere High School

On Tuesday, November 30, The C.A. Lawton Co. hosted the Material Science class from De Pere High School. This class, taught by Ms. Mindi Zielinski, has been learning about metals and their crystal structure – forging, casting, smelting, annealing, and tempering. The students were looking for an opportunity to see the science they studied in…

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Lawton encourages giving

Community and health are so important to The Lawton Standard family of companies. This year, we’d like to encourage you to consider making a donation. Please consider helping the Child Life program at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a donation to help a child battling Cancer. Collection boxes will be placed in the front office of…

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2-year marketing internship at the C.A. Lawton Co.

This December marks the full two years I have been a marketing intern and assisted C.A. Lawton Co. with their social media presence. When I first interviewed, I was just a sophomore at St. Norbert College and had little knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes for a marketing department. Within months I had…

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Learn all about a Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese expression meaning “change for better” or continuous improvement – whatever you are doing, you can do it better. At The C.A. Lawton Co, we strive for continuous improvement every single day. Breaking apart and putting together The first part of the word, kai, means “to break apart,” and zen means “to…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the C.A. Lawton Co.

This Thanksgiving and holiday season, we reflect on all the people and things we are thankful for. At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are always thankful for our hard-working and caring employees that make Lawton the family it is today. We appreciate all members of our team, their safety, and their contributions to the continuous…

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Challenges of large casting design

Large casting design is a high-stakes game: If you win, you’re a hero to your company and the OEM whose products they’re used on. If you lose, you tend to lose big. Here are some ways to increase your odds of success when designing large castings. Because of their size and cost, castings over 2,000…

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Everything you need to know about a casting

Casting is a complex art and science that dates back several thousand years. So it’s not surprising that it has its own world of specialized terminology that’s quite foreign to the average OEM design engineer or purchasing manager. That’s why we created this casting terms dictionary, to shed light on the most common terms you…

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