The C.A. Lawton Co. becomes first green tier participant to receive special new air permit

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton) has officially expanded its Green Tier participation with a new Tier 2 contract. The agreement includes all operations at the De Pere facility and allows Lawton to obtain coverage under the exclusive Green Tier registration permit. Lawton manufactures large iron…

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Toolbox Talks: Lawton’s severe weather and tornado procedures

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at The C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth. This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of various safety precautions. This week’s employee handout was based around severe weather and…

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Toolbox Talks: Overhead Crane Safety

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at The C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions. During an average year, injuries caused by working with or…

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Toolbox Talks: Recycling in Brown County

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at the C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions. This Toolbox Talk highlights the recycling plan and requirements in…

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Toolbox Talks: slips, trips, and falls

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at the C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions. This month’s recent Toolbox Talk consists of topics ranging from…

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Lawton named the first-ever foundry to achieve Green Tier 2 status

Lawton named Green Tier 2

The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to announce they have achieved Green Tier 2 status by the Wisconsin DNR. Compared to Green Tier 1, Tier 2 involves more rigorous participation requirements, emphasizing superior environmental performance. Lawton is the first foundry ever to achieve this level of sustainability. The C.A. Lawton Co. began its Green Tier…

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Sustainability Series: Recycled Foundry Sand

One of the main components required to produce a casting is the sand used to make the mold. In fact, industry estimates that approximately 100 million tons of sand are used in production annually. Of that, four to seven million tons are discarded and are available to be used in other manufacturing practices and industries.…

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In the midst of challenges, we face exceptional opportunities

During the last year, our industry has faced a whirlwind of challenges and opportunities. But rather than being buffeted by them, we have decided to face them head-on. Here’s what we’re up against, and how we’re proactively responding. For example, the last several years have shown us that the global supply chain is more fragile…

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Lawton’s All Employee Training 2020

The C.A. Lawton Co. held its annual training day on Friday, March 6, 2020.  This training day is an opportunity for the company to update all employees on required safety and environmental issues as well as provide other specialized instruction. The training day is a focused, full day event.  Each employee was scheduled to participate…

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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 building.  Everyone who enters is required to wear respirators and masks.  During meetings of on-site personnel, respirators and social distancing are practiced. Visitors need appointments…

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COVID-19 Update

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4/15/20 – A reminder that The C.A. Lawton Co. will be closed for our 2nd shutdown the week of April 26 through May 2, 2020, due to the issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is our continued effort to protect our most valued asset – our people. 4/3/20 – A reminder that The C.A.…

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COVID Updates

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4/3/20 – A reminder that The C.A. Lawton Co. will be closed the week of April 5-11 due to the issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 4/1/20 – Today, our employees are at risk due to COVID-19. As I discussed in our letter last week, we are choosing to do a 1-week soft shutdown (melt…

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