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

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 challenges today. As ...

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, ...

Continuous Improvement double take: the shakeout in shakeout

Continuous Improvement is, by definition, a never-ending process.  At The C.A. Lawton Co., as with all CI organizations, the mindset of this philosophy becomes part of the culture.  Every team ...

Lawton’s All Employee Training 2020

The C.A. Lawton Co. held its annual training day on Friday, March 6, 2020.  This training day is an opportunity for the company to update all employees on required safety ...

2020 Business Week award top honors to Pokorny, Vanderhoef, Foth, and C.A. Lawton

Read the announcement from UWGB: 2020 Business Week award top honors to Pokorny, Vanderhoef, Foth and C.A. Lawton Each year the Cofrin School of Business and UW-Green Bay Career Services ...

Lawton & World War II

Lawton has been very versatile and sensitive to the changes happening in the world around them.  They are doing it currently as they have in the past, such as designing ...

Managing for Daily Improvement

In the past few years, The C.A. Lawton Co. has placed a great deal of importance on its Lean journey. Over summer 2018, Lawton took the next step by implementing ...

The Culture of Lawton

I know it’s going to be a good day when I walk into Lawton and there are various bags of cheese curds on the front desk.  Such a small and ...

We’re hiring!

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How Lawton Ensures the Highest Quality Castings

Lawton takes pride in the true craftsmanship that their Pattern Shop holds.  Quality tooling is the essential starting point to obtaining a quality casting.  The patterns produced by the Lawton ...

Navigating College Through Corona

I had finally received the dreaded email from St. Norbert College.  It stated that the rest of the semester was going to be online due to the Corona Virus outbreak.  ...

Life during COVID-19

Lawton has instituted new safety precautions and changes to minimize social contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Social distance is being practiced by the employees who have to be in the ...

The First Four Months of my Lawton Internship

I have never had the role as an intern before, so I had no idea what to expect going into this marketing position.  Although I had taken various classes at ...

Making buying easier

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are proud of our reputation; a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. How does Lawton make the difficult task of procuring castings ...