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The factory of the future

by Alex Lawton As manufacturers seek to reduce the number of suppliers they work with, they must look for opportunities to be more efficient at scale. Industry 4.0 offers some ...
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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 ...
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Molten Monday!

To deliver casting solutions that are truly valuable to our customers we focus on three simple concepts: Focus on Quality and On-Time DeliveryWe make the casting buying process easier by ...
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Leading Lawton into the future

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we take leadership development seriously. Because we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, we go to great lengths to provide our supervisors and managers ...
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A Look Back, A Look Ahead

As we wrap up 2018, we would like to look back on our accomplishments to see how far we have come at The C.A. Lawton Co. This year has seen ...
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Molten Monday

Happy Molten Monday! It has been over 974 days since our last LTA (lost time accident). In some industries that would seem foolishly low. In ours, it’s a notably long ...
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Lawton’s transformation journey gets major industry attention

During the last two years, The C.A. Lawton Co. has gone through tremendous changes on its transformational journey. We’ve chronicled numerous aspects of that evolution on this blog. But recently, ...
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Beyond compliance: Sustainability at Lawton

By Alex Lawton When it comes to sustainability, our approach at The C.A. Lawton Co. is to aim high - beyond compliance. Whether you’re talking about recycling materials, energy use ...
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Happy Molten Monday!

For large casting and machined component suppliers, superior performance within a market is achieved when capabilities match customer requirements and they are aligned with business strategy and the desire to ...
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Taking stock of remarkable-ness at Lawton

We’ve been using the tagline “Remarkable People. Remarkable Results for over 135 years.” for a while now. It feels like a good time to recount just a few of the ...
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Molten Monday!

Remarkable people. Remarkable results for over 135 years.
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Happy holidays around the world

It’s that time of year again. Every store is filled with Christmas decorations, and songs about snow and sleighs are playing everywhere. For most of us, this time of year ...
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