By: RJ Hawkins, Engineer Manager Often kids are raised by a single parent. To the best of their abilities, the parent does all he or she can assure their kids don’t see the struggles that are taking place.  I am an example of this because I was raised by a single mom. Even though I…

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Guest post by: Daniel Ribeiro da Silva, Materials Engineering, Metallurgist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt As a typical Foundryman, I am passionate about the foundry environment and the metallurgy science behind the castings’ manufacturing process. This inspiration also comes from my father, who has worked for more than 40 years in the foundry business.…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer reviews the required casting shape with our casting engineer. This consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes to produce the highest quality casting. Technical discussions typically include tolerances required, allowable machine stock, machined and…

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By Alex Lawton Currently, The C.A. Lawton Co. and the industry as a whole, is being confronted by many challenges. As a small manufacturing company within the industry, I think we’re making great strides to overcome them. There are two key challenges that really come to mind. The first of them is labor. Skilled tradesmen…

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Lawton Best Thing

Ever since little red school houses dotted the country, field trips have been an awesome way to make learning memorable. But today’s rich multimedia technology has given the old-fashioned field trip a major upgrade: It’s now possible to virtually tour a facility to learn about it. A case in point: Students from the Ashwaubenon School…

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Lawton Future Talent

By Brandon Leatherberry, Engineering Manager 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age every day in the U.S. They’ve invested decades in the companies they work for, and they are a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each day, they wave goodbye to the workforce, and their knowledge walks out the door with them. Meanwhile, we’re scrambling…

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Molten Monday 3

What makes The C.A. Lawton Company a growing, thriving iron foundry? Remarkable people. Since 1879, for five generations, we put people first. We do all we can to keep everyone safe. In fact, we’ve had xxx days with no lost time-accidents. Employees appreciate the family environment, regular communication with supervisors, and small work-groups. Our 115…

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Lawton Large Casting

Large casting design is like a game of high-stakes poker: If you win, you’re a hero to your company and the OEM whose products they’re used on. If you lose, you tend to lose big. Here are some ways to increase your odds of success when playing the large castings game. Because of their size…

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Molten Monday 1

  When you source casting solutions, your specifications are precise – and you need a vendor you can trust. We understand what it takes to manage the production of large castings and large machined components. It’s one of the primary ways we make buying castings easier.

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Molten Monday

Happy Molten Monday! Selecting a foundry can be a challenging and time consuming task, whether you’re involved in a new project startup that requires cast parts or if you’re just relocating patterns to have castings produced at different suppliers. Questions? Just ask Lawton!

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