How to reduce the cost of your casting

A lack of casting knowledge is at the root of nearly every cost driver for large castings. To complicate matters, even if you have general knowledge or experience in casting, every foundry uses different processes. What works to reduce cost in one operation can drive the cost up in another. Even if you have general…

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How ISO 9001:2015 standards benefit our customers

In 2017, The C.A. Lawton Co. transitioned from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. We achieved compliance on February 5, 2018. Earlier in 2020, we announced the achievement of Green Tier 2 and ISO 14001 designations. But we wanted to touch base on the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard so you understand what it is and why…

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How Lawton Ensures the Highest Quality Castings

Lawton takes pride in the true craftsmanship that their Pattern Shop holds.  Quality tooling is the essential starting point to obtaining a quality casting.  The patterns produced by the Lawton pattern shop follow strict manufacturing guidelines to ensure the highest quality castings will result from their use. Often times, Lawton customers will request we use…

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Quality and on-time delivery

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, and high-quality customer service. We won’t sacrifice quality, even in these challenging times. Here’s how we do it. Quality: The C.A. Lawton Co. strives to provide its…

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ISO 9001:2015: The never-ending quality journey at C.A. Lawton


When you make a commitment to LEAN and organizational excellence, your work is never “done.” To satisfy customer needs, the C.A. Lawton team must continually improve our processes. That’s why we decided to transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 in 2017. We achieved compliance on February 5, 2018. What does this mean? Why is…

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Lawton raises the quality bar high with ISO 9001:2015

Raise Quality Bar

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. Our customers are raising the bar on specifications and quality expectations. To satisfy their needs, we must continually improve our processes. This requires a culture change where all workers expect that our methods and processes can always be better. Here are some of the changes we’ve made…

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