Giving Back: Lawton employee volunteers to help disabled cats

One of the reasons our employees love being a part of Lawton is that we encourage them to find balance in their lives and to give back. One of our interns, Jordan, is especially passionate about ensuring all animals are treated humanely. She has volunteered with the shelter in the past and still continues to…

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Meet Our Pattern Shop: A tour with Tim Wenninger

The C.A. Lawton Co. strives for high-quality castings and with that, pattern shops are a necessity to reach those standards. This week we’re touring The C.A. Lawton Co. De Pere pattern shop with supervisor, Tim Wenninger. Review the Casting Shape The design review process begins with the customer and the foundry’s casting engineers. Together they…

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Learn all about a Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese expression meaning “change for better” or continuous improvement – whatever you are doing, you can do it better. At The C.A. Lawton Co, we strive for continuous improvement every single day. Breaking apart and putting together The first part of the word, kai, means “to break apart,” and zen means “to…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the C.A. Lawton Co.

This Thanksgiving and holiday season, we reflect on all the people and things we are thankful for. At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are always thankful for our hard-working and caring employees that make Lawton the family it is today. We appreciate all members of our team, their safety, and their contributions to the continuous…

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Everything you need to know about a casting

Casting is a complex art and science that dates back several thousand years. So it’s not surprising that it has its own world of specialized terminology that’s quite foreign to the average OEM design engineer or purchasing manager. That’s why we created this casting terms dictionary, to shed light on the most common terms you…

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Iron facts you probably didn’t know

The C.A. Lawton Co. has been producing large, high-quality iron castings since 1879. Other sites from Lawton Standard also create products from steel, but Lawton sources their castings from iron, which has more interesting components to it than one would think. Enjoy these fast facts you probably didn’t know about iron. Iron is the second…

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Labor Day: A thank you to all of the dedicated workers

On Monday, September 6th, we would like to recognize the workers whose contributions have made our country strong and prosperous. It is important and necessary to celebrate the hard work that established this country.  The C.A. Lawton Co. appreciates the loyalty and dedication that all of our hard-working foundry and administration workers display each day.…

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Optimizing the pattern of a casting

Designing a pattern can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a well-defined process. At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer and the foundry’s casting engineer review the required casting shape. It consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes. Technical…

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Lawton & Penn-Mar Travel for Iron 101

The C.A. Lawton Co. and Penn-Mar sites teamed up to teach an Iron 101 class to one of their customers. Unlike the typical Iron 101s, this one has a twist.  Employees from both sites collaborated to teach their knowledge on metalcasting and foundries. The main focus of the Iron 101 was to showcase how Lawton…

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Toolbox Talks: Recycling in Brown County

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at the C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions. This Toolbox Talk highlights the recycling plan and requirements in…

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Toolbox Talks: slips, trips, and falls

Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at the C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions. This month’s recent Toolbox Talk consists of topics ranging from…

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