Lincoln Electric acquires Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.

May 17, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., a privately held Ohio-based manufacturer of automated systems and tooling, serving a wide range of applications in the metal processing market.

"The addition of Wayne Trail Technologies strengthens our already strong position as a market leader in welding automation in North America," said John M. Stropki, chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Wayne Trail brings extensive design and system building experience, and we are particularly excited about the company's proven capabilities and continued commercial success in the area of laser welding systems."

"We look forward to expanding our ability to serve customers in the U.S. and international markets as part of Lincoln's broad portfolio of welding and automated solutions for its global customer base," said David M. Knapke, president and CEO of Wayne Trail Technologies.

Wayne Trail Technologies, Inc., with headquarters and manufacturing operations in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, has annual sales of approximately $50 million and employs 162 people.



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