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.
We have fun participating in the Bellin Run, United Way, and Adopt a Highway to make a difference in our community.
Not only is the culture of Lawton like a big family, we actually have multiple families who work here.
We celebrate success, and at the same time we’re constantly digging to find where we can get better and better professionally and personally.
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.
Safety & Wellness.
At Lawton, we offer on-site physical therapy, massage therapy and a nurse practitioner.
What it's like working at Lawton
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.
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.
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).