Lincoln Electric Canada Obtains ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

TORONTO, Ontario: January 13, 2009,— The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada announced today that it has received ISO 14001 certification for its head office and manufacturing facility in Toronto, Ontario.

The ISO 14001 Standard is an internationally accepted specification for environmental management systems to help organizations minimize how their operations affect the environment and comply with related laws, regulations and requirements.

As an integral part of the effort to achieve this well recognized certification, Lincoln Canada has established its own Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure that the Company”s activities and products have minimal impact on or risk to the environment. Lincoln Canada™s EMS helps monitor and improve upon a number of areas that touch on the environment, such as reduction of waste from production, reduction in water and energy consumption, as well as developing and manufacturing environmentally friendly products.

In his announcement today, Joseph G. Doria, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, said, “This certification reinforces the strength of our management systems in Canada, our commitment to the environment in this country, as well as Lincoln™s commitment around the world.

The Lincoln Electric Company is a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO), the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The Company also has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 38 manufacturing locations, including operations, manufacturing alliances and joint ventures in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric, its products and services, visit the Company”s Web site at

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