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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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Molten Monday!

Happy Molten Monday! Welcome to The C.A. Lawton Co. – or Calco, as we often say. My family and our organization have been manufacturing goods and providing services from the ...
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MDI boards help teams visualize improvements

In the past few years, The C.A. Lawton Co. has placed a great deal of importance on its Lean journey. Over summer 2018, Lawton took the next step by implementing ...
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Molten Monday!

Today equipment manufacturers are challenged with competing in a global marketplace. As industry has globalized, companies face increased pressure to reduce costs. We partner with them to continuously improve – ...
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Carnegie training elevates workplace effectiveness

Interpersonal communication: We tend to take it for granted, but it’s like the oil that lubricates the gears of a giant machine. Without it, everything grinds to a halt. But ...
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New customer “digs” Lawton’s castability input

Recently, a manufacturer serving the mining industry started developing a new product line to expand its portfolio. Although they already manufactured other lines similar to the new product, this was ...
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Molten Monday!

On Mondays, we melt metal! Foundry Capabilities Gray ASTM A48 Class 30 to 50 Ductile ASTM A536 60-40-18 to 100-70-03 Austemper as well as specialty irons available 400 – 15,000-pound ...
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Behind the Scenes with Machining

Enjoy a sneak peek into the machining side of the C.A. Lawton Company! Our remarkable people get remarkable results! Thanks for watching! Please subscribe to our channel!

TIMWOODS: He’s “everywhere” at Lawton

By Hannah Cantrell If you’re unfamiliar with the Lean business model, you may be wondering, “Who is Tim Woods?” Here’s a hint: He works in every department. If you don’t ...
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