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…

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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…

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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…

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Lawton Employee Meetings

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.…

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