We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.  As this year has been unpredictable, we hope everyone is still able to spend time with their loved ones and enjoy the holidays. We wish you the most memorable and joyful Christmas season. Have a safe Christmas and Happy New Year!

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The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both 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 of how…

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As older design engineers retire, a new wave of young engineers are taking their places. What many younger engineers lack is an understanding of casting design – how to design parts so they can be cast with a consistently high level of quality. Jeff Taylor, engineering manager at The C.A. Lawton Co., expands on the…

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As the Thanksgiving and holiday season quickly approaches, now is the time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are thankful for all of the hard working members of our team, their safety, and their contributions to the continuous improvement of Lawton. This year, we ask…

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Iron, in its pure form, is lustrous, silvery, and soft. Iron’s electrons can spin in the same direction, which means it effortlessly combines with alloying elements. Iron is also polymorphic. Its crystal structure can transform into different forms by changing the temperature and carbon content. Iron’s properties make it valuable to metallurgists and engineers. The…

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Visit the official page to see the full article: DNR webpage feature. The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) began its Green Tier journey as a public demonstration of commitment to its ‘Beyond Compliance’ initiative in 2013. Since that time the company has embarked on various sustainability efforts and worked at minimizing corporate impact on the environment.…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., our focus is on people. Our people-first approach is not just external-facing with our customers. People-first guides all we do; it permeates the entire foundry. Our core values include: Community. We have fun participating in the Bellin Run, United Way, and Adopt a Highway. Family. Lawton’s culture is like a…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. has been invited to share their success stories of retaining employees in a manufacturing environment November 9-11, 2020 during an exciting virtual event. Dana Syndergaard will present: LEANing into Engagement Andrew Mastalir will present: LEANing into Employee Retention About the Summit The Employee Retention Summit for Manufacturers is for you. In…

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Foundries. The backbone of manufacturing. Ninety percent of all durable goods produced each year incorporate cast metal components. Industries that rely directly on castings include: Automotive Construction Agriculture Aerospace Energy Municipal infrastructure Transportation and Health care According to the American Foundry Society, “you are almost never more than ten feet from a metal casting.” Does…

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Lawton is proud of the training program they have continuously improved to ensure new hires have all the skills and resources needed to be successful in the workplace. In just two weeks, new employees will be fully equipped to perform their new job on the floor of the foundry or in the machine shop.  Our…

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