On February 12, 2020, key members of Lawton and Temperform teams met at the C.A. Lawton Co. to get better acquainted and plan how to serve their customers best. The day started with introductions and orientations, including a safety discussion. Then the group discussed each location’s capabilities and how they complement each other. They also…

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By TJ Aaron, Foundry Coach During the last week of January 2020, The C.A. Lawton Co. was invited to participate in a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) exercise by its sister company Temperform in Novi, MI.  VSM is a lean management method for analyzing the current state of an operation to design a future state goal.…

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By: RJ Hawkins, Engineer Manager Often kids are raised by a single parent. To the best of their abilities, the parent does all he or she can assure their kids don’t see the struggles that are taking place.  I am an example of this because I was raised by a single mom. Even though I…

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Paulson Brother’s Ordnance of Clear Lake, WI has completed the addition of a 4.5” Civil War era siege rifle to their collection.  This addition completes another page in PBO’s collection book of artillery and related logistical items from that era.  The rifle, of which very few are left, has been long sought after by the…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer reviews the required casting shape with our casting engineer. This consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes to produce the highest quality casting. Technical discussions typically include tolerances required, allowable machine stock, machined and…

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On Monday, December 2nd, our third team of employees from Puerto Rico arrived in De Pere, just in time to experience a beautiful Wisconsin snowfall.  While some had experienced snow in the past, it will be the first White Christmas for just about everyone. They have already been a great addition to the Lawton family…

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By Stevie Rombaugh ‘Tis the season of holiday cheer and for several, long Christmas lists. While children make snow angels, go ice skating and watch Santa movies, many adults find themselves stressing over Christmas expectations. These expectations are everything from elaborate Christmas decorations to the number of gifts. Whether we look at Christmas as a…

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Employees of the C.A. Lawton company volunteered to help the Green Bay non-profit, CP. Lawton employees parked cars to raise money for CP during a home Packers game. (You can volunteer, too! Learn more here: https://www.wearecp.org/we-need-you/volunteer/) Lawton later invited CP employees to tour the C.A. Lawton Co. foundry. CP is a non-profit organization that assists…

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it’s the perfect time to step back, slow down and show gratitude for all of the goodness in our lives. All of us have blessings that we tend to overlook: Health. Safety and security. Food and shelter. The ability to do meaningful work. Freedom. And much, much more. We all…

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