Lincoln Electric Automation has expanded its Wayne Trail, fort Loramie, Ohio, automation facility which specialises in automated manufacturing solutions for metal forming, fabricating and metal joining processes.

The investment nearly doubles the facility’s size to support larger-scale projects, future growth and improved operational effectiveness. In partnership with JobsOhio, the company expects to create 50 additional full-time, advanced manufacturing positions to support the larger operation.

Lincoln Electric is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.