The Lincoln Electric Company Joins the Aluminum Association

Jul 07, 2000, 01:00 ET from Aluminum Association

    WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lincoln Electric Company was
 approved for membership today by The Aluminum Association's Board of
 Directors, according to J. Stephen Larkin, president of The Aluminum
 Association.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Lincoln Electric Company
 is a world leader in the design and manufacture of arc welding equipment and
 consumables, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment.
 These product offerings include premier MIG and TIG welding equipment and
 consumables used for fabricating aluminum.
     "Lincoln Electric is proud to be a member of The Aluminum Association,"
 said Richard Seif, President & CEO of The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada.
 "We have always been a supporter of organizations that promote the advancement
 of welding.  With the rise in the use of aluminum for its lightweight and high
 strength attributes, more and more customers are asking for aluminum solutions
 and our new membership status will allow us to work together towards new
 technological advancements."
     The Lincoln Electric Company will participate in The Aluminum
 Association's welding and joining committee and aluminum welding seminars. Mr.
 Seif will serve as the company's official representative to the association.
     "On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to welcome The
 Lincoln Electric Company to The Aluminum Association.  We look forward to
 working with them toward our goal of aggressively promoting the growth of
 aluminum products globally," Larkin said.
     Founded in 1895, The Lincoln Electric Company is a premier manufacturer of
 arc welding and cutting products, which includes power sources, wire feeding
 systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumables and
 fluxes. The company's welding product offerings also include regulators and
 torches used in oxyfuel welding and cutting.  The Lincoln Electric Company has
 manufacturing sites in 17 countries and 6,300 employees worldwide.
     The Aluminum Association, based in Washington, DC with offices in Detroit,
 MI, represents primary producers of aluminum, recyclers, and producers of
 semi-fabricated products. Member companies operate almost 200 plants in 37

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