Posts Tagged ‘culture’
Scott Arnold Memorial
The Scott Arnold Memorial celebrated its 10th annual outing this past September. Scott Arnold is the late father of Emily Burnside, who is a customer representative at our Minster, OH facility. Scott passed away in 2012 from lung cancer. Emily and her family have spent the last 10 years remembering Scott with an annual golf outing. All…Read More
We are family!
As part of an employee survey, Lori Goemans, the human resources manager at The C.A. Lawton Co., asked employees how they would describe its culture. She then plotted the results in a colorful “word cloud,” where the most frequently-cited words appear larger, and the less popular ones are smaller. “Our goal was to identify what…Read More
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 for all of the hard working members of our team, their safety, and their contributions to the continuous improvement of Lawton. This year, we ask…Read More
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 company, not just doing some LEAN manufacturing techniques, we’re all in. “Historically, we always made good castings and served customers relatively well. But as a…Read More
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 member is trained and prepared to participate in improvement events. The week of May 18-22, 2020, the Lawton team embarked on a very ambitious kaizen…Read More
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 simple gesture can change the atmosphere of the workplace. Every employee has this similar attitude which creates a family oriented environment. Lawton exemplifies this family…Read More
Weekly one-on-one meetings score a home run at the C.A. Lawton Co.
In the game of baseball, the first and third base coaches use their deep knowledge of the game to tell runners when to run, stay or steal the next base. In much the same way, workers need lots of direction, nurturing and communication from their supervisors in order to play their “A-game.” At The C.A.…Read More