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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As I mentioned in a previous article about the challenges we face in the industry, the problems we are working to solve now are what’s going to shape the future of this industry. As we find solutions to the workforce, political, and environmental issues we face today, we prepare ourselves to overcome even greater obstacles…

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Avoid Casting Design Mistakes

As older design engineers retire, a new wave of young engineers are taking their places. What many younger engineers lack is an understanding of casting design – how to design parts so they can be cast with a consistently high level of quality. We recently sat down with Jeff Taylor, a casting engineer at The…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are proud of the reputation our foundry has built over the last two centuries: a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the “Lawton Difference” and the areas in which we excel.…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take pride in what sets us apart from other foundries and manufacturing companies. This includes our culture of flexibility and urgency, integrated offerings, dedicated customer advocates, and our focus on quality and on-time delivery. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the “Lawton…

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After producing its own angle plates and work holding fixtures for more than a century, The C.A. Lawton Co., a De Pere, WI-based foundry, pattern, and heavy manufacturing machine shop, will now offer these highest-quality products through a Lawton-branded consumer product line being sold directly to machinists and fabricators. The new products will complement Lawton’s…

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The C.A. Lawton Co., an industry-leading supplier of large iron castings, was a stop on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s recent tour of Wisconsin manufacturing companies. Senator Johnson, looking to learn more about the wide range of products Lawton manufactures for the United States and the world, met with Lawton’s leadership and took a tour of…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., our team of customer advocates hears similar questions about our capabilities, metrics, and processes from many current and prospective clients. And with our blog being built to serve as an educational resource for readers, we’d like to answer some of these common questions in today’s post: Castings What kind of…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co., we are proud of the reputation our foundry has built over the last two centuries; a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. In this series of blog posts, we will be highlighting the “Lawton Difference” and how Lawton makes the difficult task of procuring castings…

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