One-to-one meetings help employees succeed

At The C.A. Lawton Co., weekly one-to-one meetings with all employees have become a key element in cultivating remarkable people. Human resources manager Lori Goemans explains how they work, what makes them unique, and their power as a recruiting and retention tool in this interview. *This interview has been updated from its original publishing in…

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Life during COVID-19

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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Lawton’s power of perseverance

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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The C.A. Lawton Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of RJ Hawkins to the position of Engineering Manager

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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Remarkable people get remarkable training at Lawton

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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Remarkable people and one-on-one meetings

Lawton Remarkable

By: Lori Goemans I was recently having a conversation with a family member about “business-ey” type stuff.  In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that supervisors are expected to have a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with each of their direct employees.  Every week.  It’s so important to Lawton that we structured our organization to limit…

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