We interviewed Tim Horner, Operations Manager at The C.A. Lawton Co.’s new Minster, Ohio location in August 2020. In July, the private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, expanded their iron foundries, by acquiring Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics. This foundry now operates under Oakland Standard’s specialty metals platform as a second location of The C.A. Lawton…

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4/15/20 – A reminder that The C.A. Lawton Co. will be closed for our 2nd shutdown the week of April 26 through May 2, 2020, due to the issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is our continued effort to protect our most valued asset – our people. 4/3/20 – A reminder that The C.A.…

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3/24/20 – Today, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin issued a “Safer at Home” order which enacts restrictions to our state. The C.A. Lawton Co. has chosen to enact a limited shutdown in response to the pandemic. These actions are aimed at protecting the health of our vital workforce by lessening the curve of…

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Our number one priority at The C.A. Lawton Co. is safety. When you focus on it as much as we do, you tend to notice how intertwined safety is with other important areas like sustainability. Noticing these connections is very beneficial because it allows Lawton to better integrate sustainability into our everyday work. We want…

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Many manufacturing firms pay lip service to safety. Tool box talks, posters and periodic training sessions seem to be boring and disconnected from employees’ day-to-day work. Safety training becomes a check-the-box activity for management and employees, not something either group feels passionate about. In contrast, at C.A. Lawton, we take safety very seriously. It’s an…

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