Visit the official page to see the full article: DNR webpage feature. The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco) began its Green Tier journey as a public demonstration of commitment to its ‘Beyond Compliance’ initiative in 2013. Since that time the company has embarked on various sustainability efforts and worked at minimizing corporate impact on the environment.…

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When asked about the new challenges as Machine Shop Coach, TJ Aaron responds as he does to most challenges he faces, with a wry smile and a shrug, “It’s different.”  TJ is no stranger to challenges in his career at Lawton.  Since joining the firm in 2008, he learned the casting process from the bottom up. Starting…

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Lawton is proud of the training program they have continuously improved to ensure new hires have all the skills and resources needed to be successful in the workplace. In just two weeks, new employees will be fully equipped to perform their new job on the floor of the foundry or in the machine shop.  Our…

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One of the things that makes America truly great is our workers. Tireless, dedicated and reliable, they are the backbone of this country. On September 7th, Labor Day, Lawton 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…

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Aside from the health, political, and economic challenges we’re all facing, The C.A. Lawton Co., the foundry industry, and all of manufacturing are being confronted by specific challenges today. As a small manufacturing company within the industry, we’re striving to overcome them. Perhaps hearing what we’re working on can help you with similar challenges. The…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. held its annual training day on Friday, March 6, 2020.  This training day is an opportunity for the company to update all employees on required safety and environmental issues as well as provide other specialized instruction. The training day is a focused, full day event.  Each employee was scheduled to participate…

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Lawton takes pride in the true craftsmanship that their Pattern Shop holds.  Quality tooling is the essential starting point to obtaining a quality casting.  The patterns produced by the Lawton pattern shop follow strict manufacturing guidelines to ensure the highest quality castings will result from their use. Often times, Lawton customers will request we use…

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I have never had the role as an intern before, so I had no idea what to expect going into this marketing position.  Although I had taken various classes at St. Norbert College, the real marketing world was intimidating. To start my experience, I had an awesome mentor, Andy Mastalir, who is head of the…

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By TJ Aaron, Foundry Coach During the last week of January 2020, The C.A. Lawton Co. was invited to participate in a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) exercise by its sister company Temperform in Novi, MI.  VSM is a lean management method for analyzing the current state of an operation to design a future state goal.…

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