Ductile iron process improvement as a long-term business strategy

The C.A. Lawton Co. is working to improve our ductile iron casting offerings. Why is ductile a good long-term business strategy? We asked Barry Adamski, President of The C.A. Lawton Co. If you missed our first blog in this series, check out What is ductile iron? Ductile is growing “The Ductile Iron Pipe and Valve…

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Toolbox Talks: Respirators

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at The C.A. Lawton Co. Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth. This handout is created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of various safety precautions. This week we’ll share some tips from our talk on respirators.…

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Fatal accident confirmed at Lawton foundry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  8/8/22 Contact:  Andrew Mastalir, Sales & Marketing Manager, The C.A. Lawton Co., 920-983-4171, AMastalir@calawton.com The C.A. Lawton Co. confirms today that a fatality resulted from an accident at their foundry operation located at 1900 Enterprise Drive in De Pere, Wis. A 24-year-old worker succumbed to his injuries following the accident on…

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What is ductile iron?

Ductile iron is more impact and fatigue resistant than gray iron due to the spheres of graphite that form with added magnesium. The science and strength of ductile iron From a microstructure standpoint, the primary difference between gray and ductile iron is the shape of the graphite. Gray irons have flake graphite, whereas ductile iron…

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We dig Komatsu: our customer builds a better world

Lawton is proud to work with Komatsu, a multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, forestry, and military equipment, as well as diesel engines and industrial equipment like press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric generators. But Komatsu is more than that. Their purpose is to create value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future…

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How Lawton is responding to labor shortages

Job openings unexpectedly crept higher in December 2021, as the recovery from the omicron variant sent a wave of COVID-19 infections nationwide. We at The C.A. Lawton Co. have been directly affected by this mass wave of unemployment and wanted to do some deeper digging on how it impacted us and our sister locations. The…

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Making a Difference: Wisconsin Humane Society

The Lawton Standard family is proud to have so many remarkable people who give back to their communities. This week, we are looking at the Wisconsin Humane Society and our most recent marketing intern, Olivia Rinehart. The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the largest shelter in Wisconsin. They are a private non-profit organization that’s been…

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Transformation Calendar: Continuous Improvement

The C.A. Lawton Co. strives to improve continuously. Today we examined the Transformation Calendar with industrial engineer Tricia Berg. What is a Transformation Calendar? Lawton’s Transformation Calendar is a visual listing of all activities sponsored by the company to improve the company’s safety, performance, and productivity. It covers every company area from quotation through the…

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How Lawton is staying sustainable for Earth Day!

Here at The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton), we recycle our waste materials in the best way possible, with minimal environmental impact as our goal. So, with Earth Day coming up this weekend, we figured we would share one of the ways we help the planet. We Save Landfill Space Landfill space is precious, and sending…

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Giving Back: Lawton employee volunteers to help disabled cats

One of the reasons our employees love being a part of Lawton is that we encourage them to find balance in their lives and to give back. One of our interns, Jordan, is especially passionate about ensuring all animals are treated humanely. She has volunteered with the shelter in the past and still continues to…

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Meet Our Pattern Shop: A tour with Tim Wenninger

The C.A. Lawton Co. strives for high-quality castings and with that, pattern shops are a necessity to reach those standards. This week we’re touring The C.A. Lawton Co. De Pere pattern shop with supervisor, Tim Wenninger. Review the Casting Shape The design review process begins with the customer and the foundry’s casting engineers. Together they…

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