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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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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The future of foundries and industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution – commonly called the “smart factory” or Industry 4.0 – is upon us. It weaves together multiple technologies that will revolutionize how manufacturers and their foundries coordinate and collaborate in the years ahead. Industry 4.0 offers tantalizing opportunities to reduce costs and improve casting quality, on-time delivery, and service levels. Industry…

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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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Sustainability Series: Recycled Metals

Foundries have been setting high standards for recycling and inspiring other industries to adapt to their level of sustainability. For centuries, foundries have been making new metal objects by remelting old ones. For example, the oldest existing casting is a copper frog made in Mesopotamia dating back to 3200 B.C. Metalcasting facilities recycle more than…

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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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Business Spotlight: The C.A. Lawton Co. is a Green Tier 2 business

Visit the official page to see the full article: DNR webpage feature. The C.A. Lawton Co. began its Green Tier journey as a public demonstration of commitment to its ‘Beyond Compliance’ initiative in 2013. Since that time the company has embarked on various sustainability efforts and worked at minimizing corporate impact on the environment. Green…

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Technology and manufacturing

The C.A. Lawton Co. periodically publishes input from professionals both within the foundry industry as well as parties from 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…

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