Here’s The Most Recent Update

We are here to help! We are taking precautions but plan to continue operating unless it is no longer safe to do so. Lawton is monitoring the situation daily.

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We are currently limiting outside access to our facilities in order to protect the health of all persons. If you need to access our facility, please schedule an appointment.

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Please let us know how you are doing and how we can help support you through this challenging time. We wish you all good health!

Pandemic Response Policy

Contagious disease response is a part of today’s business climate, therefore The C.A. Lawton Co. has prepared a Pandemic Response Policy to guide the organization through such events. The policy is guided by recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

To help control the spread of the contagious disease, employees are encouraged to follow the following CDC recommendations:

  • Stay home when sick
  • Follow appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Use good hand hygiene at the breakrooms, common entrance/exits to work areas

Clean your hands often with either an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.

Likewise, Lawton will ensure the routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces, such as desks, tables, countertops, and doorknobs using cleansers or disinfectants recommended by the CDC and following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Blogs

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 Green Tier 2

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

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

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

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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COVID-19 Updates

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 deck only) this week and a 1-week full shut down next week (4/6/20-4/10/20). This is to promote the health of our employees and maybe prevent or…
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COVID-19 Updates

3/24/20 – Today, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin issued a “Safer at Home” order which enacts restrictions to our state. The C.A. Lawton Co. has chosen to enact a limited shutdown in response to the pandemic. These actions are aimed at protecting the health of our vital workforce by lessening the curve of…
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COVID-19 Update

We wanted to let our clients and supporters know that we are here! We are taking precautions but plan to continue operating unless it is no longer safe to do so. Lawton is monitoring the situation daily. We are currently limiting outside access to our facilities in order to protect the health of all persons. If…
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Lawton looks good in green

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take green seriously – so much so that we integrate it into our strategic and economic objectives. When we plan for the future, we use an environmental management system, which enables us to measure the estimated ecological impact of our actions. We seek to reduce waste, re-use or recycle…
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Lawton demonstrates safety commitment with company-wide event

Many manufacturing firms pay lip service to safety. Tool box talks, posters and periodic training sessions seem to be boring and disconnected from employees’ day-to-day work. Safety training becomes a check-the-box activity for management and employees, not something either group feels passionate about. In contrast, at C.A. Lawton, we take safety very seriously. It’s an…
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Lawton ISO QUALITY

ISO 9001:2015: The never-ending quality journey at C.A. Lawton

When you make a commitment to LEAN and organizational excellence, your work is never “done.” To satisfy customer needs, the C.A. Lawton team must continually improve our processes. That’s why we decided to transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 in 2017. We achieved compliance on February 5, 2018. What does this mean? Why is…
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Raise Quality Bar

Lawton raises the quality bar high with ISO 9001:2015

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. Our customers are raising the bar on specifications and quality expectations. To satisfy their needs, we must continually improve our processes. This requires a culture change where all workers expect that our methods and processes can always be better. Here are some of the changes we’ve made…
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The Lawton Difference: A Culture of Flexibility and Urgency

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take pride in what sets us apart from other foundries and manufacturing companies. This includes our culture of flexibility and urgency, integrated offerings, dedicated customer advocates, and our focus on quality and on-time delivery. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the “Lawton…
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ISO Certification

The C.A. Lawton Co. Prepares for Post Certification Audit – International ISO 9001:2008 certification confirms company’s commitment to quality management Media Release June 20, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Patrick Kotowski Director of Business Development (920) 983-4091 pkotowski@calawton.com De Pere, WI – After having formally earned ISO 9001:2008 certification in December, The C.A. Lawton…
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