Northeast Ohio SteelDay 2011 Celebrates Steel Industry Accomplishments

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06 September 2011

Northeast Ohio SteelDay 2011 Celebrates Steel Industry Accomplishments

Lincoln Electric and American Punch Will Feature Steel Industry-Focused Presentations, Demonstrations and Tours at Cleveland Locations

ClevelandLincoln Electric Automation will host a SteelDay event at the company’s Automation Center of Excellence on Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s agenda will include presentations, demonstrations, a facility tour and lunch at the Automation Center at 22221 St. Clair Ave., Euclid, Ohio.
Special guest, Dr. Omer Blodgett, will be available to sign his book, Design of Welded Structures and Design of Weldments. Dr. Duane Miller, a recognized authority on the design of welded connections, will present "It Just Ain't So: Ten Welding Myths the Structural Engineer Needs to Know About." A representative from ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel company, also will make a presentation during the event. Other SteelDay 2011 presentations and demonstrations at the Lincoln Electric facility will include:
(Note: closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for tours.)

In addition to the special events at Lincoln Electric’s Automation Center, another Northeast Ohio company, American Punch, will host a SteelDay open house on the same day at 1655 Century Corners Parkway, also in Euclid. 
The open house will include a facility tour, demonstrations on the punching process, as well as information about the tooling manufactured by American Punch for the structural steel industry. Pete Burnside, business development representative for the Ohio Structural Steel Association, will discuss the numerous fields associated with the steel fabrication industry. The American Punch open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

For more information on Lincoln Electric’s SteelDay 2011 event, please visit To reserve your space, contact Lincoln Electric Automation via phone at (888) 935-3878 or email
For more information on American Punch’s SteelDay activities, please visit You can register on the website or email the company at
SteelDay 2011, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), is the third annual national event dedicated to providing accessibility to the latest developments in the structural steel industry. Several events will take place across the U.S., at mills, fabrication shops, service centers, manufacturers and galvanizers.
About Lincoln Electric
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, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.
About American Punch
American Punch Company, founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990, manufactures the world’s finest punches, dies and shear blades used in the steel fabrication industry. The company’s reputation for quality parts and knowledgeable customer service has catapulted them into a major world wide supplier.
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