State of the industry: Challenging but hopeful

Alex Lawton, CEO, Lawton Standard During the last year and a half, we’ve survived many challenges. There’s been a lot going on, from the global pandemic to economic ups and downs, from supply chain shortages to a changing workforce. We’ve experienced many symptoms of taking a thriving economy, suddenly turning it off, and then attempting…

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Overcoming challenges in the foundry industry

Currently, The C.A. Lawton Co. and the industry as a whole, is being confronted by many challenges. As a small manufacturing company within the industry, I think we’re making great strides to overcome them. There are two key challenges that really come to mind. The first of them is labor. Skilled tradesmen and women that…

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