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 ...
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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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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The fifth generation

After the 9/11 tragedy, a recession hit Lawton’s corner of the casting industry, causing the company to struggle financially. Seeing this, Alex Lawton, decided to return to De Pere to ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The fourth generation

In the early 1970’s, The C.A. Lawton Co. was enjoying a period of stability. Through expanding the manufacturing facilities and hiring degreed engineers, the company was setting new standards for ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The third generation

Through Lawton’s latest innovation in power transmission, V-belt sheaves, the company was finally beginning to overcome the financial strain of The Great Depression. Due to the great deal of uncertainty ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The second generation

First-generation president and company founder, Charles Lawton, stood at Lawton’s helm its conception in 1879. Through his inventiveness, and knack for networking, he rescued his company from near bankruptcy, and ...
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Molten Monday!

We're focusing on our #RemarkablePeople this Molten Monday! People Focusing on interdepartmental cohesiveness – information sharingBeing flexible and willing to meet customer needsResponding quickly to customer inquiries within 24 hoursProactively ...
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Lawton employees celebrate an outstanding year

On December 22, Lawton employees celebrated an outstanding year of growth, accomplishment and and transformation at the company’s annual Christmas party. In addition to the usual food, libations and fellowship, ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The first generation

Innovation and community: these are ideals that encapsulate the 139-year history of The C.A. Lawton Co. The company got its start when founder, Charles Lawton, used his father’s machine designs ...
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Molten Monday!

Since we began our continuous improvement journey at Lawton, we have been focused on becoming a better manufacturer in every aspect of our operations. Having an integrated campus is one ...
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Integration is a key to casting quality at Lawton

One of the unique things about The C.A. Lawton Co. is that our foundry, pattern shop, and machine shop are all located on one integrated campus. This enables us to ...
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Molten Monday!

To deliver casting solutions that are truly valuable to our customers we focus on three simple concepts: Focus on Quality and On-Time DeliveryWe make the casting buying process easier by ...
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Leading Lawton into the future

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take leadership development seriously. Because we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, we go to great lengths to provide our supervisors and managers ...