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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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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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 Calco that we structured our organization to limit…

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