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 states.
SOURCE Aluminum Association