Lawton to host drive-thru job fair

Mark your calendars for August 25th from 10:30 to 1:30 pm! The C.A. Lawton Co. is hosting its first-ever drive-thru job fair! Lawton is inviting community members and nearby individuals to take a tour of the foundry and experience new career opportunities. All guests are recommended to bring a resume, close-toed shoes, and long pants.…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. becomes first green tier participant to receive special new air permit

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that The C.A. Lawton Co. (Lawton) has officially expanded its Green Tier participation with a new Tier 2 contract. The agreement includes all operations at the De Pere facility and allows Lawton to obtain coverage under the exclusive Green Tier registration permit. Lawton manufactures large iron…

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Toolbox Talks: Overhead Crane Safety

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. During an average year, injuries caused by working with or…

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How LEAN is making a foundry family possible

Author: R.J. Hawkins, Engineer Manager at the C.A. Lawton Co. Often kids are raised by a single parent. To the best of their abilities, the parent does all he or she can to assure their kids don’t see the struggles that are taking place.  I am an example of this because I was raised by…

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Happy Memorial Day

“May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.” Memorial Day is one of the United States’ most poignant federal holidays. It is a day to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in military service. This Memorial Day, C.A. Lawton honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and…

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Inter-company kaizen success

The Lawton Standard Co. held an intercompany kaizen event during the week of April 12-16 at Penn-Mar Castings, LLC in Hanover, PA. This was a first for Penn-Mar since joining The Lawton Standard family of foundries in February 2021. Participants from all the Lawton family sites were involved in this exciting project. As the first…

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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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Lawton and Penn-Mar team up to teach Iron 101

In March, employees of The C.A. Lawton Co. and Penn-Mar Castings teamed up to teach an Iron 101 class. This joint session was the first time employees from the De Pere, WI and Hanover, PA sites collaborated to share their knowledge on metalcasting and foundries. The main focus of the Iron 101 was to showcase…

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Toolbox Talks: What are they?

Toolbox Talks are the new 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. Lawton’s team digs deep when designing these Toolbox Talks because…

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Sustainability Series: Recycled Foundry Sand

One of the main components required to produce a casting is the sand used to make the mold. In fact, industry estimates that approximately 100 million tons of sand are used in production annually. Of that, four to seven million tons are discarded and are available to be used in other manufacturing practices and industries.…

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Penn-Mar Castings joins The C.A. Lawton Co. family

The C.A. Lawton Co. welcomes Hanover, PA facility as a third iron foundry location Birmingham, MI – Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Co., is proud to announce the expansion of its specialty metals platform and specifically the iron foundry group. Penn-Mar Castings, a gray-and-ductile iron foundry located in Hanover, Pennsylvania, will operate as the third…

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