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Expert’s opinion: Right-shoring gains momentum

By Alex Lawton Decades ago, many U.S. manufacturers moved production to China, Mexico and other countries with lower wages as a way to reduce their component and assembly costs. Today, ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The fifth generation

After the 9/11 tragedy, a recession hit Lawton’s corner of the casting industry, causing the company to struggle financially. Seeing this, Alex Lawton, decided to return to De Pere to ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The fourth generation

In the early 1970’s, The C.A. Lawton Co. was enjoying a period of stability. Through expanding the manufacturing facilities and hiring degreed engineers, the company was setting new standards for ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The third generation

Through Lawton’s latest innovation in power transmission, V-belt sheaves, the company was finally beginning to overcome the financial strain of The Great Depression. Due to the great deal of uncertainty ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The second generation

First-generation president and company founder, Charles Lawton, stood at Lawton’s helm its conception in 1879. Through his inventiveness, and knack for networking, he rescued his company from near bankruptcy, and ...
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Molten Monday!

We're focusing on our #RemarkablePeople this Molten Monday! People Focusing on interdepartmental cohesiveness – information sharingBeing flexible and willing to meet customer needsResponding quickly to customer inquiries within 24 hoursProactively ...
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Lawton employees celebrate an outstanding year

On December 22, Lawton employees celebrated an outstanding year of growth, accomplishment and and transformation at the company’s annual Christmas party. In addition to the usual food, libations and fellowship, ...
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The history of The C.A. Lawton Co.: The first generation

Innovation and community: these are ideals that encapsulate the 139-year history of The C.A. Lawton Co. The company got its start when founder, Charles Lawton, used his father’s machine designs ...
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Molten Monday!

Since we began our continuous improvement journey at Lawton, we have been focused on becoming a better manufacturer in every aspect of our operations. Having an integrated campus is one ...
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Integration is a key to casting quality at Lawton

One of the unique things about The C.A. Lawton Co. is that our foundry, pattern shop, and machine shop are all located on one integrated campus. This enables us to ...