At The C.A. Lawton Co., our focus is on people. Our people-first approach is not just external-facing with our customers. People-first guides all we do; it permeates the entire foundry. Our core values include: Community. We have fun participating in the Bellin Run, United Way, and Adopt a Highway. Family. Lawton’s culture is like a…

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Lawton has instituted new safety precautions and changes to minimize social contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Social distance is being practiced by the employees who have to be in the building.  Everyone who enters is required to wear respirators and masks.  During meetings of on-site personnel, respirators and social distancing are practiced. Visitors need appointments…

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Through all the past struggles Lawton has faced, it is important to look back on everything they have overcome.  From the Great Depression or even the Recession of 2008, Lawton continues to persevere through hard times. In 1886, Jones Bank ran into financial difficulty, and as a result, closed its doors. This caused a great…

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RJ joined Lawton in 2018 and brings 13 years of experience in the foundry industry in various roles such as engineering, sales, and management.  RJ has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He started his foundry career at Luftkin Industries in Luftkin, Texas.  President of Lawton, Barry…

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Lawton Remarkable Training

Not surprisingly, training is a foundational element of the progressive culture at The C.A. Lawton Co. In this interview, Continuous Improvement LEAN Coach Randy Thyrion explains the company’s enlightened approach to it. What is a standard work initiative, and how does it help employees to retain new knowledge and skills? Thyrion: It’s a tool created…

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Ca Lawton Remarkable People 1

Long-time employee, Mike talks about some of the changes he’s seen in his career with The C.A. Lawton Company. He highlights the fact that Lawton continuously improves. Today there is a greater focus on safety and quality, even since he started with the company. Today he says the organization is a well-oiled machine and is…

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