Skip to content

Give thanks and be thankful

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 ...

6S: A powerful engine for improvement at Lawton

An organization is like a machine and its departments are like the cogs that make it run. In order to function effectively, it requires proper tools and maintenance. At The ...

Miracle League is a home run for Lawton employees

Miracle League is an organization that gives children ages four to 19 with cognitive or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Several Lawton employees who have volunteered to help ...

9 industries that rely on castings

Metal casters can develop complex shapes in many sizes using a wide variety of materials with unique properties that serve many different purposes. That’s why metal castings are vital to ...

5 challenges facing Wisconsin manufacturers

This article from the St. Norbert College newsletter highlights five challenges that Wisconsin manufacturers are likely to face in the years ahead. It features the expert opinion of Marc Schaffer, ...

The new employee experience at Lawton

By Dana Syndergaard Because human resources is my chosen field, I am particularly selective when choosing an employer. Culture, employee development and transparency are three company values that are important ...

The importance of the casting industry

Many people are aware that manufacturing is important, but far fewer people are aware of how important the casting industry is. It’s responsible for parts that fuel everyday life, the ...

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 ...
Scroll To Top