Lawton’s EBI Lite program carries on the tradition of quick and easy kaizen, empowering our workers to seek out and make incremental improvements to their work areas. According to Barry Adamski, EBI Lite may be the most critical path to a better future for the five-generation, family-owned foundry: “We believe each person has unlimited creative…

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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 best way to achieve it is by inspiring employees to make incremental improvements in their individual roles and work environments every day. Although all Lawton…

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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 company money. Kodak employees responded by turning in good ideas for years to come, helping the company to thrive for many years. The Japanese studied…

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