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The history of Lean – fun facts

Lean history fun facts

The Lean mindset drives everything we do at Lawton and keeps us improving to better serve our customers. That’s why we’ve been exploring its roots in this article series. Now that you understand how Lean has evolved during the last seven centuries, it’s time to take a closer look at some little-known but fun facts…

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The history of Lean – part 2

History of Lean – Part 2

Since the 1400s, innovators like Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Honoré Blanc and Eli Whitney have developed new ways to eliminate waste in manufacturing. By reducing waste, processes become Lean and manufacturers are able to meet and sustain higher quality standards more safely and efficiently. Although Whitney, Ford, and Toyota are commonly credited for the…

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Introducing Barry Adamski, the new company president

Lawton President Barry Adamski

The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to introduce, new company president, Barry Adamski. Adamski has made a remarkable impact on the company over the past three years as COO and Lean expert at Lawton and will be responsible for inspiring and producing even more remarkable results in this new role. Adamski’s role as president will…

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The history of Lean – part 1

Although many people believe the concept of Lean originated with Henry Ford and Toyota in the 1900s, its roots can actually be traced back to Venice in the 1450s. Lean is a concept or way of thinking that focuses on eliminating waste and streamlining processes to save time, space, materials and money. Its name comes…

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On July 4th, remember those who sacrificed everything

As we celebrate our 243rd birthday as a country, we look back at the people who signed their names to our Declaration of Independence. Providence shows us the historical significance of that moment. But who were these 56 individuals?  They came from all walks of colonial life: 24 of the signers were lawyers and jurists,…

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Green Masters: A key to sustainability at Lawton

The Green Masters Program was created by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council to challenge participating businesses to continuously improve their sustainability efforts. Continuous improvement is already a large part of the culture at The C.A. Lawton Co., and through the Green Masters Program, sustainability will be, too. Participating Wisconsin companies fill out a questionnaire that…

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Lawton is built by “everyday innovators”

As we explained in the article, How EBI Lite generates incredible momentum for improvement, EBI stands for employee-built ideas. At The C.A. Lawton Co., we strive for continuous improvement. The best way to achieve it is by inspiring employees to make incremental improvements in their individual roles and work environments every day. Although all Lawton…

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Lawton team wins 2019 wellness competition

Lawton team wins 2019 health and wellness competition

The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to congratulate Katherine Jungwirth, Rena Meunier and Ron Baus as winners of the 2019 Executive Edge wellness competition. This competition, sponsored by Prevea Health in conjunction with the Western Racket & Fitness Club, is a wellness challenge for teams from the Greater Green Bay, WI area. This annual event…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits Lawton

On May 29, 2019, U.S. Senator, Tammy Baldwin visited The C.A. Lawton Co. to tour our facilities and speak about Bill S. 2865. Commonly known as the Made In America Act, this statute supports American businesses and workers in four important ways. First, it acknowledges the billions of taxpayer dollars being spent every year by…

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A day to remember

On Monday, May 27th, we take a day to remember all those who have and who continue to serve our country. The following is a reprint of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This speech was delivered Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA. History…

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How EBI Lite generates incredible momentum for improvement

In 1898, only 19 years after The C.A. Lawton Co. was founded, George Eastman of Eastman Kodak created the first known corporate suggestion system. It was focused on saving the company money. Kodak employees responded by turning in good ideas for years to come, helping the company to thrive for many years. The Japanese studied…

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Casting history: fun facts

While researching our recent articles on the history of casting, we uncovered some interesting facts we just had to share! A heavy metal burial John Wilkinson, the creator of the cupola furnace, had such a passion for iron work that when he died in 1808, he was buried in an iron coffin beneath an iron…

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