Seeing Different Sides at The C.A. Lawton Co.

When asked about the new challenges as Machine Shop Coach, TJ Aaron responds as he does to most challenges he faces, with a wry smile and a shrug, “It’s different.”  TJ is ...

Video: Get to know The C.A. Lawton Co. foundry

https://youtu.be/sNoA6go9trk Foundries. The backbone of manufacturing. Ninety percent of all durable goods produced each year incorporate cast metal components. Industries that rely directly on castings include: AutomotiveConstructionAgricultureAerospaceEnergyMunicipal infrastructureTransportation andHealth care ...

How ISO 9001:2015 standards benefit our customers

By Steve Perks, Compliance Manager In 2017, The C.A. Lawton Co. transitioned from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. We achieved compliance on February 5, 2018. Earlier in 2020, we announced ...

From new hire to well-equipped foundry employee in two weeks

Lawton is proud of the training program they have continuously improved to ensure new hires have all the skills and resources needed to be successful in the workplace. In just ...

In the midst of challenges, we face exceptional opportunities

By Alex Lawton 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 ...

New hires at Lawton

What happens after you are hired by Lawton and officially become part of our family? There are various steps to make sure new hires are welcomed and integrated with the ...

Labor Day: American workers keep this country moving forward

One of the things that makes America truly great is our workers. Tireless, dedicated and reliable, they are the backbone of this country. On September 7th, Labor Day, Lawton would ...

Technology and manufacturing

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry as well as parties from outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, ...

A brief casting dictionary

Enjoy this casting terms dictionary as you get more acquainted with the world of casting. Castability: The ability to successfully make a casting from a customer’s design, using a hand-molded ...

The C.A. Lawton Co. obtains ISO 14001 Certification and Green Tier 2 Designation

The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton) is proud to announce achievement of Green Tier 2 and ISO 14001 designations. These programs, which grew out of the long standing Beyond Compliance initiative, ...

With our foundries combined… Integrating Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics with The C.A. Lawton Co.

We interviewed Tim Horner, Operations Manager at The C.A. Lawton Co.’s new Minster, Ohio location in August 2020. In July, the private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, expanded their iron ...

Harnessing the power of appreciation to elevate employee engagement

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry as well as parties from outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, ...

Interview: Roger Greenfield comes back home

Allow me to introduce you to Roger Greenfield. Roger has a long, successful career in the foundry industry. Few could compare.  He is currently the General Sales Manager at the ...

Alex Lawton sits down to chat about labor, economic, and political challenges

By Alex Lawton Aside from the health, political, and economic challenges we’re all facing, The C.A. Lawton Co., the foundry industry, and all of manufacturing are being confronted by specific ...

140+ year old foundry still learning new tricks with LEAN

Several years ago, The C.A. Lawton Co. made a complete commitment to LEAN. LEAN methodology emphasizes simplifying and accelerating work processes while simultaneously improving product quality. Today, we’re a LEAN-centered ...

The world’s first castings

Some historians believe that iron casting began in ancient China as early as 6000 BCE while others believe that only copper and bronze castings were being made at this time. ...

Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics joins The C.A. Lawton Co. family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  7/2/2020 Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics joins The C.A. Lawton Co. family The C.A. Lawton Co. welcomes Minster, OH facility as second iron foundry location Birmingham, MI ...

Happy 4th

As we celebrate the 4th of July and our 244th birthday as a country, it is important to remember those who made sacrifices for us. Especially during these hard and ...

The C.A. Lawton Co. receives Outstanding Organization Award from the American Foundry Society.

De Pere, WI - The C.A. Lawton Co. is proud to announce they have been selected to receive the 2020 Outstanding Organization Award from the American Foundry Society.  This award ...

Kitting and staging: preparation is key for Continuous Improvement

To effectively perform a task, all items required for that task need to be assembled.  If the collection of these items is put off until the task has already started, ...