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Hands-on learning styles drive success at Lawton

According to educator Edgar Dale, who invented the Cone of Experience, we retain about 20% of what we see, 40-50% of what we see and hear and 90% of what ...

Metal casting industry fun facts

A large part of continuous improvement culture is continuous learning. Many people don’t know a great deal about the casting industry or how important it is to our everyday lives. ...

The relationship between safety and sustainability

Our number one priority at The C.A. Lawton Co. is safety. When you focus on it as much as we do, you tend to notice how intertwined safety is with ...

Lawton holds 4th annual e-waste recycling event

Every year, The C.A. Lawton Co. likes to go above and beyond to help our big, beautiful planet. One of the ways we do that is through our annual e-waste ...

Lean and green at Lawton

At the core of both sustainability and Lean is the concept of waste reduction. Lean focuses on reducing process waste. Sustainability focuses on reducing environmental waste. By acknowledging the similarities ...

Puerto Rican workers fit right in at Lawton

In a previous article, we talked about how we were bringing in 16 employees from Puerto Rico to help support our team here at The C.A. Lawton Co., and to ...

Shaping the future of the foundry industry

By Alex Lawton As I mentioned in a previous article about the challenges we face in the industry, the problems we are working to solve now are what’s going to ...

Customer benefits of LEAN

LEAN. When we remove the culinary connotations of the word and apply it to manufacturing, we are referring to the idea of maximizing customer value. Therefore, to title this blog ...

Labor Day: American workers make our country great

The American worker is the backbone of the U.S. economy, working tirelessly and reliably every day. Because of their dedication, we dedicate September 2nd, Labor Day, to these workers whose ...

What I learned in my year at The C.A. Lawton Co.

By Hannah Cantrell I’m currently a senior in college with one semester of school left until I graduate with my bachelor’s in business administration with a marketing concentration and a ...

Overcoming challenges in the foundry industry

By Alex Lawton Currently, The C.A. Lawton Co. and the industry as a whole, is being confronted by many challenges. As a small manufacturing company within the industry, I think ...

Problem solving with Lean Green Belt training

As we have discussed in previous articles, Lean is all about eliminating eight kinds of waste, called TIMWOODS in Lean terminology. Green Belt training gives employees of The C.A. Lawton ...
Lean history fun facts

The history of Lean – fun facts

The Lean mindset drives everything we do at Lawton and keeps us improving to better serve our customers. That’s why we’ve been exploring its roots in this article series. Now ...

Two women reflect on working in the Lawton foundry

For much of its long history, the metalcasting industry has been dominated by men. This has also been the case at Lawton - until recently. Now we have two strong ...

The history of Lean – part 4

During the 20th century, the concept of Lean became a worldwide phenomenon from an unlikely source: a small Japanese loom manufacturer that would become one of the world’s most well-known ...

The history of Lean – part 3

The 1900s were a pivotal time in the history of Lean. It was during this era that the Gilbreths introduced the idea of process analysis and process mapping. Frederick W. ...

Lawton welcomes Puerto Rican workers

In September, The C.A. Lawton Co. began working with an agency that is dedicated to filling open positions across the United States with workers from Puerto Rico. In October of ...
History of Lean – Part 2

The history of Lean – part 2

Since the 1400s, innovators like Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Honoré Blanc and Eli Whitney have developed new ways to eliminate waste in manufacturing. By reducing waste, processes become Lean ...
Lawton President Barry Adamski

Introducing Barry Adamski, the new company president

The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to introduce, new company president, Barry Adamski. Adamski has made a remarkable impact on the company over the past three years as COO and ...

The history of Lean – part 1

Although many people believe the concept of Lean originated with Henry Ford and Toyota in the 1900s, its roots can actually be traced back to Venice in the 1450s. Lean ...

On July 4th, remember those who sacrificed everything

As we celebrate our 243rd birthday as a country, we look back at the people who signed their names to our Declaration of Independence. Providence shows us the historical significance ...
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