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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. ...

Lawton welcomes Puerto Rican workers

In September, The C.A. Lawton Co. began working with an agency that is dedicated to filling open positions across the United States with workers from Puerto Rico. In October of ...
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 ...
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The History of Iron Casting Part 3

Not only did iron play a vital role in early world history, but its impact continues to be pivotal throughout recent history, in the present day, and into the future. ...
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Good Catches: The Cornerstone of Lawton’s Remarkable Safety Culture

Do you want to change the future for the better? Then you need to improve your practices today. That’s the foundational principle behind Lawton’s “Good Catches” workplace safety program. Lawton ...
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The History of Iron Casting Part 2

The development of iron casting is based on a long history of innovation – just like the history of The C.A. Lawton Co. The first article of this series traced ...
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The History of Iron Casting Part 1

Have you ever wondered about the history of iron casting? When did ancient man first dream of making objects out of molten metal? Even the best historians, archeologists and scientists ...
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Toolbox talks bring safety to life at Lawton

At The C.A. Lawton Co., worker safety is Job One. One way we strive to provide the safest possible environment in the foundry is through informal safety meetings called “toolbox ...
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The factory of the future

by Alex Lawton As manufacturers seek to reduce the number of suppliers they work with, they must look for opportunities to be more efficient at scale. Industry 4.0 offers some ...
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Expert’s opinion: Right-shoring gains momentum

By Alex Lawton Decades ago, many U.S. manufacturers moved production to China, Mexico and other countries with lower wages as a way to reduce their component and assembly costs. Today, ...
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