Ductile iron process improvement as a long-term business strategy

By C.A. Lawton | September 14, 2022
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The C.A. Lawton Co. is working to improve our ductile iron casting offerings. Why is ductile a good long-term business strategy? We asked Barry Adamski, President of The C.A. Lawton Co.

If you missed our first blog in this series, check out What is ductile iron?

Ductile is growing

“The Ductile Iron Pipe and Valve market has witnessed growth from Million USD to Multi million USD from 2017 to 2022,” according to News Channel Nebraska.

“In 2020, Ductile Iron Pipe Market is valued approximately at 10390 million USD and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 2.7% CAGR and it is projected to reach 12190 Million USD over the forecast period 2022-2026,” according to Market Watch.

Getting better at ductile

“Part of our customer journey is that we’ll serve you better than anybody else in ductile,” said President Barry Adamski. “So if we’re even more competitive on ductile or maybe even industry-leading because this is what we do, that is a beautiful long-term strategy. We’ll ensure we stay in business and have a solid customer base that appreciates what we do.”

Ductile and Lawton’s CI journey

The C.A. Lawton Co. and all the foundries in the Lawton Standard family are committed to continuous improvement. We’re confident that we will see success as we apply our CI strategies to improving our ductile processes.

We use a transformation calendar to manage our commitment to continuous improvement and strategy deployment. Through current and future state value stream mapping we determine what initiatives are required to “transform” us. Lawton companies use Kaizens, Just do its (JDIs), and Employee Built Ideas (EBIs) on their CI journey.

Read more about our CI journey.

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