Celebrating 10 years with Green Tier program

*Read the DNR’s announcement here. The C.A. Lawton Co. began its Green Tier journey in 2013 when it joined Tier 1 of the program. The company leveraged its environmental management system to assess, mitigate, and plan for potential future events, such as fires, spills, natural disasters, power loss, and active threats to its business.  Lawton became…

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Scott Arnold Memorial

The Scott Arnold Memorial celebrated its 11th annual outing on September 16, 2023. Scott Arnold is the late father of Emily Burnside. Emily works at our Minster facility. Scott passed away in 2012 from lung cancer. Emily and her family have spent the last 11 years remembering Scott with an annual golf outing.  All the proceeds from each outing are donated…

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Paving the way for Paola

Our internship program The C.A. Lawton Co. prides itself on its dedication to helping individuals grow professionally. One way it does this is by opening up internship opportunities for people to get hands-on experience working in a foundry setting. This summer, the company added an engineering intern to the team named Paola Rivera García. Paola…

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Upcoming event hosted by Families of Children with Cancer

Who is the organization? Families with Children with Cancer, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization that supports families who have a child with cancer in Wisconsin and Michigan. They were formed in the 1970s, making them almost 50 years old. It was formed by a doctor and a few family members, parents who thought we…

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Engineering at The C.A. Lawton Co.

A successful casting is the result of a close collaboration between the OEM design engineer and the foundry. Our cross-functional engineering and production team meets with the customer to discuss the part’s application, critical dimensions, and performance characteristics. The goal of this deep technical dialogue is to reduce the manufacturing cost of the casting, improve…

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ISO 9001:2015 Certification: What is it and why is it important?

What is it? ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization and is a group of committees that set national standards for a wide range of industries. In this blog, we will be focusing on the 9001:2015 certification. This certification sets the requirements for quality management systems. Any organization regardless of size or types of…

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What is a good catch?

What is it? Foundry experts explain that a good catch program is a proactive way of increasing safety awareness at a plant. It allows everyone to be engaged and be more safety conscious at all times.  The result of a good catch is to point out any safety concerns that can be addressed quickly and…

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The power of being there: Taylor’s story

Cancer and quarantine Taylor Collard, daughter of our Accounting Specialist Robb Collard, is an inspiration to many. Back in August 2018, Taylor was enjoying the last weeks of summer before school started again. She woke up one morning feeling sick and joked with her family that she was so pale that she “looked like a…

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Where does Iron come from?

There’s no doubt that iron is crucial to the process of metal casting. Iron is known for it’s strength and flexibility, making it one of the most common materials used when creating castings. Iron can almost be taken for granted by foundry folks, but have you ever thought about where iron comes from and where…

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Scott Arnold Memorial

The Scott Arnold Memorial celebrated its 10th annual outing this past September. Scott Arnold is the late father of Emily Burnside, who is a customer representative at our Minster, OH facility. Scott passed away in 2012 from lung cancer. Emily and her family have spent the last 10 years remembering Scott with an annual golf outing. All…

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Artist Zaccura features C.A. Lawton

Zaccura (or ‘Zacky’ for short) is an incredibly talented illustrator, author, and YouTuber. She combines her many talents to create true artwork. Recently, she went through a creative block, as artists oftentimes do. This is when she decided to look back at some of her reference photos and use them as inspiration for her next…

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