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As part of a recent employee survey, Lori Goemans decided to try something new. She got more than she expected – in a remarkable way.

Goemans, who is the human resources manager at The C.A. Lawton Co., was looking for a new way to ask employees how they would describe the company’s culture. So she included an open-ended question on a recent survey, asking employees to do so using three words. She then plotted the results in a colorful “word cloud,” where the most frequently-cited words appear larger, and the less popular ones are smaller.

Core Values


We have fun participating in the Bellin Run, United Way, and Adopt a Highway to make a difference in our community.

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Not only is the culture of Lawton like a big family, we actually have multiple families who work here.

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Continuous Improvement.

We celebrate success, and at the same time we’re constantly digging to find where we can get better and better professionally and personally.

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Empowerment to drive change.

We’re driven by curiosity, optimism, and the belief that every person can grow. We work every day to create an environment where employees are empowered to drive change through Employee-Built Ideas.

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Safety & Wellness.

At Lawton, we offer on-site physical therapy, massage therapy and a nurse practitioner.

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What it's like working at Lawton

Benefits at 60 Days

Including company funded HSA and 401k with company match.

Paid Time Off at 30 Days!

Comprehensive Onboarding Program

We have five generations experience onboarding new family members. Our comprehensive onboarding program will guide you every step of the way.


Together, we'll setup your career plan for growth and advancement. We have working supervisors and coaches and endless growth opportunities.

Cross Training

Gain new experiences and skills as you cross train with other departments and positions.

Competitive Pay


Build remarkable products

Here at Lawton, we manufacture tough, durable ductile iron castings that are used in some of the world’s most demanding applications. Our rigorous processes and quality controls ensure that these castings have the strength and design integrity to last in applications like mining, aggregates and the oil and gas industry.

Surround ourselves with remarkable people

Lawton’s high-performance culture isn’t for everyone. If you’re excited about growing, improving and applying your best thinking to improve your work, we’d love to talk with you. Our employees love our fast-paced yet easygoing work environment. How do we know that? The average tenure of our employees is over 13 years.

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Lawton locations grow together

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How ISO 9001:2015 standards benefit our customers

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In the midst of challenges, we face exceptional opportunities

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New hires at Lawton

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Technology and manufacturing

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry as well as parties from outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, ...

The C.A. Lawton Co. obtains ISO 14001 Certification and Green Tier 2 Designation

The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton) is proud to announce achievement of Green Tier 2 and ISO 14001 designations. These programs, which grew out of the long standing Beyond Compliance initiative, ...

With our foundries combined… Integrating Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics with The C.A. Lawton Co.

We interviewed Tim Horner, Operations Manager at The C.A. Lawton Co.’s new Minster, Ohio location in August 2020. In July, the private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, expanded their iron ...

Harnessing the power of appreciation to elevate employee engagement

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry as well as parties from outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, ...

Interview: Roger Greenfield comes back home

Allow me to introduce you to Roger Greenfield. Roger has a long, successful career in the foundry industry. Few could compare.  He is currently the General Sales Manager at the ...

Alex Lawton sits down to chat about labor, economic, and political challenges

By Alex Lawton Aside from the health, political, and economic challenges we’re all facing, The C.A. Lawton Co., the foundry industry, and all of manufacturing are being confronted by specific ...


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About Us

With 140 years of history, we’ve learned a lot about what works – and that extends far beyond engineering and casting large components. We believe that work is more than a place we go every day. It’s a place of growth, creativity, collaboration and relationships.

Our Mission

We are a fifth-generation foundry-centered manufacturer run for the benefit of our employees, customers, owners and community. We provide success for our customers and employees by providing casting-centric solutions in an environment of safety, growth and continuous improvement (LEAN).

Our Values

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Continuously Improving

  • Success