EXPERT’S OPINION: The industry is on the cusp of a wonderful new era

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, Continuous Improvement (CI / LEAN), Operational Excellence (Op-Ex), or just working through the challenges of today’s business environment. The goal is to present you with differing viewpoints of how…

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Expert’s Opinion: From 2nd shift steelworker to board member and industrial company CEO

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry and outside the casting world. These Expert Opinions may be casting related, Continuous Improvement (CI / LEAN), Operational Excellence (Op-Ex), or just working through the challenges of today’s business environment. The goal is to present you with differing viewpoints of how…

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Who do I report to?

Lawton Who Report

A common question job applicants ask is, “Who will I report to if I work in the foundry?” The answer is, you will report to a working supervisor. During the past 12 months, the foundry has been restructured so that each supervisor has no more than five to seven direct reports compared to the previous…

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Remarkable people and one-on-one meetings

Lawton Remarkable

By: Lori Goemans I was recently having a conversation with a family member about “business-ey” type stuff.  In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that supervisors are expected to have a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with each of their direct employees.  Every week.  It’s so important to Lawton that we structured our organization to limit…

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