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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 everyday 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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Remarkable People

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140+ year old foundry still learning new tricks with LEAN

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Happy 4th

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Continuous Improvement double take: the shakeout in shakeout

Continuous Improvement is, by definition, a never-ending process.  At The C.A. Lawton Co., as with all CI organizations, the mindset of this philosophy becomes part of the culture.  Every team ...

Lawton & World War II

Lawton has been very versatile and sensitive to the changes happening in the world around them.  They are doing it currently as they have in the past, such as designing ...

The Culture of Lawton

I know it’s going to be a good day when I walk into Lawton and there are various bags of cheese curds on the front desk.  Such a small and ...

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Life during COVID-19

Lawton has instituted new safety precautions and changes to minimize social contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Social distance is being practiced by the employees who have to be in the ...

The First Four Months of my Lawton Internship

I have never had the role as an intern before, so I had no idea what to expect going into this marketing position.  Although I had taken various classes at ...

Making buying easier

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are proud of our reputation; a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. How does Lawton make the difficult task of procuring castings ...

Lawton’s power of perseverance

Through all the past struggles Lawton has faced, it is important to look back on everything they have overcome.  From the Great Depression or even the Recession of 2008, Lawton ...

Back to our Roots

Lawton has come a long way since their journey started in 1879.  It is almost so long ago that one could forget how Lawton came to be the industry leading ...


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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