Sustainability Series: Recycled Foundry Sand

One of the main components required to produce a casting is the sand used to make the mold. In fact, industry estimates that approximately 100 million tons of sand are ...

Lawton’s continuous transformation

An organization that is committed to continuous improvement needs a visual plan that gets and keeps everyone going in the same direction. At The C.A. Lawton Co., that plan is ...

Lawton uses EBI Lites for quick and easy kaizen

Lawton’s EBI Lite program carries on the tradition of quick and easy kaizen, empowering our workers to seek out and make incremental improvements to their work areas. According to Barry ...

Penn-Mar Castings joins The C.A. Lawton Co. family

The C.A. Lawton Co. welcomes Hanover, PA facility as a third iron foundry location Birmingham, MI - Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Co., is proud to announce the expansion of ...

How to reduce the cost of your casting

A lack of casting knowledge is at the root of nearly every cost driver for large castings. To complicate matters, even if you have general knowledge or experience in casting, ...

EXPERT’S OPINION: The industry is on the cusp of a wonderful new era

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, Continuous Improvement (CI / ...

Which industries need castings?

Metal casters can develop complex shapes in many sizes using various materials with unique properties that serve many purposes. That’s why metal castings are vital to many key industries such ...

Expert’s Opinion: From 2nd shift steelworker to board member and industrial company CEO

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, Continuous Improvement (CI / ...

Metalcasting: All about iron

Engineering Manager RJ Hawkins explores the main differences and applications between gray and ductile iron. From a microstructure standpoint, the primary difference is the shape of the graphite. Gray irons ...

EXPERT’S OPINION: Fill the Bench and Balance the Pyramid

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, Continuous Improvement (CI / ...

Common casting design mistakes & how to avoid them

As older design engineers retire, a new wave of young engineers are taking their places. What many younger engineers lack is an understanding of casting design – how to design ...

One-to-one meetings help employees succeed

At The C.A. Lawton Co., weekly one-to-one meetings with all employees have become a key element in cultivating remarkable people. Human resources manager Lori Goemans explains how they work, what ...

Happy Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving and holiday season quickly approaches, now is the time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are thankful ...

How heat treatment helps your iron casting perform it’s best

Iron, in its pure form, is lustrous, silvery, and soft. Iron’s electrons can spin in the same direction, which means it effortlessly combines with alloying elements. Iron is also polymorphic. ...

Business Spotlight: The C.A. Lawton Co. is a Green Tier 2 business

Visit the official page to see the full article: DNR webpage feature. The C.A. Lawton Co. began its Green Tier journey as a public demonstration of commitment to its ‘Beyond ...

Lawton integration of foundry purchased from Nidec Minster shows continued success

Minster, OH- The C.A. Lawton Co. is excited to report that integration of the former Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics within its broader foundry operations is proceeding ahead of schedule.  The ...

Lawton locations grow together

The C.A. Lawton Co. is dedicated to integrating the newly acquired Minster, OH foundry.  Employees from both locations have been working meticulously to create a cohesive and seamless process from ...

Lawton to be featured at Employee Retention Summit for Manufacturers

The C.A. Lawton Co. has been invited to share their success stories of retaining employees in a manufacturing environment November 9-11, 2020 during an exciting virtual event. Dana Syndergaard will ...

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 ...

How ISO 9001:2015 standards benefit our customers

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 the achievement of Green Tier ...

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 ...