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The foundry industry has a wide variety of interesting and intriguing careers. From engineering to metallurgy, melt deck operations to furnace maintenance, spectrometer operator to automated machines. The possibilities are great and the foundry industry needs more young people to get involved. We caught up with Lawton Standard casting engineer Lauren Innis and Lawton Standard...
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The Lawton Standard Co. has recently combined with Renaissance Manufacturing Group (RMG) and its 160 team members as part of its expansion strategy. RMG has locations in Anniston, Ala., Grafton, Wis., and Menomonee Falls, Wis. The ductile iron foundry is at the Anniston location. Grafton is home to the machine shop. The sales office is...
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Don’t forget to subscribe! Today we will briefly go over one of the tools in my industrial engineering toolbox. That tool is Plant Simulation software, specifically the one we’ve utilized is Siemens Technomatix Plant Sim. What is PlantSim? PlantSim is a PLM software that allows us to simulate simple and complex production flows completely on...
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Our platform engineering manager RJ Hawkins explains that it’s typically best to involve foundries in your tooling design and go from there. This usually makes it much easier for foundries to help you optimize the design and process later. “Rely on the experts to get you there,” RJ said. It’s important to trust the experts...
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Bob Rupp is a close friend and mentor of The Lawton Standard Co. and is also the founder of Leadership Resources of Wisconsin. His guidance has been extremely helpful during this time of expansion of transitioning from one location to many. Rupp has a lot of insight and wisdom when it comes to the concept...
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The Lawton Standard Co. is combining resources to better serve our customers and other stakeholders affected by our operations. One change we are currently making is the transition of all our facilities to a common business system, an ERP, or an Enterprise Resource Planning program. The new system, Odyssey, is being implemented at The C.A....
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As The Lawton Standard family grows, closer coordination of casting orders becomes possible. We work with multiple locations and divisions of many global companies. This often eliminates scheduling conflicts and delays. For example, let’s say one division has ordered a set of castings to replenish its inventory – it’s not urgent. Yet, it’s first in...
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Tom Dominiczak, the Pattern Shop and Quality Manager at the C.A. Lawton Co. in De Pere, WI explains the importance of having quality tooling, how proper tooling should be designed for the foundry it plans to be used at, and how subpar tooling can affect the outcome of castings that the tooling was designed to...
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The Lawton Standard Co. held its annual Leadership Summit on October 12-13 in Green Bay, WI.  This event provided an opportunity to unite leaders of all foundry sites and functional support areas. The working session was time for managers who typically work “in the business” to direct efforts to work “on the business.” Barry Adamski...
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There are many benefits to staying with the same company over a long period of time. Hear what some of C.A. Lawton’s most experienced employees had to say. Randy Thyrion is the onboarding and training manager at the De Pere, WI location and has worked with us for the past 38 years. He is now...
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