Lincoln Electric’s new $30m Welding Technology Centre project is on schedule for a 2017 opening.

Crews placed the final beam on the 8th February, completing the structural frame of the building on the company’s Euclid, Ohio campus.

“Construction is progressing rapidly – structural framing just wrapped up, allowing us to move on to the next phase of construction,” says John Mueller, Director of Facility Planning and Development, Lincoln Electric. “We look forward to opening the facility later this year.”

 representatives from Lincoln Electric and other companies working on the project participated in a beam-signing ceremony. On-hand to sign the beam were Chris Mapes, George Blankenship and Doug Lance from Lincoln Electric’s senior management.

Representatives from Lincoln Electric and other companies working on the project participated in a beam-signing ceremony. On-hand to sign the beam were Chris Mapes, George Blankenship and Doug Lance from Lincoln Electric’s senior management.

Multiple northeast Ohio contractors are working on the project including: Contemporary Electric Co.; Fire Protection Inc.; Geauga Mechanical; Harner Plumbing Inc.; Mr. Excavator Inc.; Nova Structural Steel; Panzica Construction Company; Phoenix Cement Contracting LLC; and Valentine Contractor Inc.

Jason Scales, Manager, Education Solutions, Lincoln Electric, commented, “We are proud to be using tradesmen from the same trades organisations we actively help to train at a variety of sites around the country.”

“General contractor Panzica Construction Company, Steel fabricator Nova Structural Steel and other contractors on the site employ skilled trades workers typically trained on Lincoln Electric equipment in their skilled trade schools,” Scales added.

When the new Welding Technology Centre opens, it will mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s legacy welding school, the longest-operating one in the US. The facility further reflects Lincoln Electric’s 100-year commitment to leading welding education and innovation in an era of strong demand for skilled trades.

The new 130,000-square-foot centre will double Lincoln’s welding education capacity to 180 welding booths and will include high-tech classroom and seminar spaces. It will also showcase and integrate Lincoln Electric’s latest technologies and solutions into a comprehensive welding curriculum, making it the industry’s most advanced facility of its kind.

The final beam placed on Lincoln Electric’s new Welding Training Centre

The final beam placed on Lincoln Electric’s new Welding Training Centre

Source: Lincoln Electric