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. ...
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 ...

Green Masters: A key to sustainability at Lawton

The Green Masters Program was created by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council to challenge participating businesses to continuously improve their sustainability efforts. Continuous improvement is already a large part of ...

Lawton is built by “everyday innovators”

As we explained in the article, How EBI Lite generates incredible momentum for improvement, EBI stands for employee-built ideas. At The C.A. Lawton Co., we strive for continuous improvement. The ...
Lawton team wins 2019 health and wellness competition

Lawton team wins 2019 wellness competition

The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to congratulate Katherine Jungwirth, Rena Meunier and Ron Baus as winners of the 2019 Executive Edge wellness competition. This competition, sponsored by Prevea Health ...

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits Lawton

On May 29, 2019, U.S. Senator, Tammy Baldwin visited The C.A. Lawton Co. to tour our facilities and speak about Bill S. 2865. Commonly known as the Made In America ...

A day to remember

On Monday, May 27th, we take a day to remember all those who have and who continue to serve our country. The following is a reprint of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg ...

How EBI Lite generates incredible momentum for improvement

In 1898, only 19 years after The C.A. Lawton Co. was founded, George Eastman of Eastman Kodak created the first known corporate suggestion system. It was focused on saving the ...

Casting history: fun facts

While researching our recent articles on the history of casting, we uncovered some interesting facts we just had to share! A heavy metal burial John Wilkinson, the creator of the ...
New Lawton website

Welcome to the new Lawton website

Welcome to The C. A. Lawton Co.’s new website. When we began this project, we realized that we wanted a website that would fully connect with our remarkable customers and ...