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5 challenges facing Wisconsin manufacturers

This article from the St. Norbert College newsletter highlights five challenges that Wisconsin manufacturers are likely to face in the years ahead. It features the expert opinion of Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College, whose thinking closely parallels that of Lawton’s…

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The importance of the casting industry

Many people are aware that manufacturing is important, but far fewer people are aware of how important the casting industry is. It’s responsible for parts that fuel everyday life, the economy and many other industries. As we celebrate this year’s Manufacturing Month, we wanted to take a closer look at the casting industry and all…

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Metal casting industry fun facts

A large part of continuous improvement culture is continuous learning. Many people don’t know a great deal about the casting industry or how important it is to our everyday lives. Here’s an opportunity to learn more about it. According to the American Foundry Society (AFS), in an article entitled Metalcasting Facts and Tidbits written for…

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We’re hiring: Join us at the Manufacturing First job fair on October 24th

Lawton Hiring Event

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we’re hiring remarkable people. If you’re committed to growing your skills and making a difference in your work, we’d love to talk to you at the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference on October 24 in booth #546 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. We’ve been creating remarkable…

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How to avoid common casting design mistakes

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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Molten Monday!

Molten Monday

Happy Molten Monday! Manufacturing pressure vessels that operate safely in end-use applications is a big responsibility. For Calco to produce ASME ductile iron pressure vessels, structural integrity throughout the casting is paramount. This requires consistent processes and adherence to strict procedural requirements. Producing ASME ductile iron pressure vessels is a unique capability and one that…

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U.S. Senator Visits The C.A. Lawton Co.

The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco), 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 Calco manufactures for the United States and the world, met with Calco leadership and took a tour…

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