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What does The Green Hornet have to do with Welding?

Well apparently Lincoln Electric has gone Hollywood!

The company’s POWER MIG® 140C, Precision TIG® 225 welders, assorted welding helmets, gloves and accessories are featured on the set of the lab run by the Green Hornet’s clever sidekick, Kato, who invents the superhero’s automobile and his trademark sleeping gas gun. Numerous Lincoln products also were featured in both Iron Man, released in 2008, and Iron Man II, released in 2010.

Directed by Michael Gondry, The Green Hornet, which opened this weekend on January 14, is based upon a character first popularized in a national radio series that ran from 1939-1952. It subsequently also was adapted into comic books and also made its way to the small screen as a single-season ABC television series in1966 that starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet and sent Bruce Lee, who played Kato, on the road to stardom.

In the film, Britt Reid, heir to his father’s large company, teams up with his late dad’s assistant Kato to become a masked vigilante, the Green Hornet, to fight crime after his father’s mysterious death. It stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, the Green Hornet and Jay Chou as Kato. The film also stars Oscar winner Christoph Walz as evil villain Chudnofsky, Cameron Diaz as leading lady Lenore Case and Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson as the Green Hornet’s father, James Reid.

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the 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.

Now if only we could get Hollywood to showcase some of our Arc-Zone.com products…  TIG, MIG, Plasma Arc Welding accessories… or if anyone knows about an upcoming film about Pipe Welders– let us know!

Choose Your Reward From Lincoln Electric

I think that this is an amazing reward opportunity.  Usually when companies offer rewards it’s for something you don’t need, or something that only someone under the age of 10 would be excited about.  But in a new Choose Your Reward program from Lincoln Electric, you not only get to choose the product you buy- you get to choose how you spend your reward.

THE PRODUCTS:

Perfect for around the house or
around the shop, POWER MIG®
welders feature Diamond Core
Technology™ and a professional
grade drive roll system.

The experts’ choice, with the
widest operating range in its class
and patented Micro-Start™ II
technology.

Ranger® 10,000 Plus
Kohler® or
Subaru Robin®

Perform a variety of AC or DC welding
jobs, with plenty of AC generator
power for lights, tools,
and more. Perfect for construction,
maintenance and the farm.

Ranger® 225 GXT

All the advantages of the Ranger®
10,000 with an enclosed case!
Perform a variety of AC or DC
welding jobs, with plenty of AC generator
power for lights, tools, and
more. Perfect for construction,
maintenance and the farm.

Check out the Lincoln website for more information about the RULES and REWARDS.

Lincoln Electric’s Own Brand of Justice

With a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, Erin Justice was a good catch– for Lincoln Electric’s technical sales team. “I was recruited….right out of college,” she says.

As a native of the Cleveland area, Erin was familiar with the reputation of Lincoln Electric, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment. It was the people at Lincoln that clinched the deal. “Lincoln is a big company with a small company feel,” she says. “Everyone is very personable.” The combination of technical expertise and a pleasant work environment seemed to be the perfect fit.

Erin’s official bio states that although she had some experience welding during a stick welding lab in college, it wasn’t until she went through 16 weeks of welding classes at Lincoln’s renown welding school that she learned the special skills needed to excel as a technical sales representative in the Detroit District office.

As an engineer, it’s not surprising that Erin finds the challenge of welding to be a big part of the draw. “Welding is an art that requires a lot of practice. There is a lot of science and technology behind that art,” she says.

She is familiar with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and SAW but counts GTAW as her favorite. “It takes a lot of time and skill to get good at. The skilled TIG welders I’ve met always have the best tips and tricks and it’s amazing to watch them work.”

Discrimination has not been a problem for Erin. “As a woman I don’t think people expect you to know a lot about welding. Once you show that you know what you’re talking about, it doesn’t matter what gender you are,” she says.

As proof, after a year and half, Erin was able to parlay her experience and skills to a move back to Cleveland where she is now a corporate trainer along with three other technical trainers at Lincoln’s headquarters. The school trains customers, distributors and Lincoln employees by providing general product knowledge, background for sales knowledge and best practices on maximizing productivity.

Growing up, Erin’s parents encouraged her development in math and sciences while her grandfather—an engineer—encouraged her to pursue her education in engineering. Had she known then what an integral part of her career welding would be, she probably would have advised her fifteen-year-old self to take a class or get involved with a welding club.

As for young women interested in welding as a career? Erin would encourage them to consider a career in welding even though women are still a minority. “There are a lot of great career opportunities available…. If you think about it, there aren’t too many things that you use on a daily basis that haven’t in some way been touched by welding.”


The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the 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.

Since 1917, the Lincoln Electric Welding School has instructed over 100,000 men and women in the various methods and techniques of safety and arc welding processes. These Lincoln-trained students are in high demand by a variety of welding fabricators, at pay levels that exceed industry average. In addition, the school is listed by the Ohio State Board of School and College Registration, under certificate number 71-02-0059T. The Lincoln Electric Welding School is the oldest and one of the most respected arc welding schools in the United States.