Lincoln Electric Gives Airgas Employees the VIP Treatment at Indianapolis 500

Cleveland – A lucky group of Airgas Inc. employees and their guests, 46 in all, enjoyed VIP treatment at the 93rd annual Indianapolis 500 race this past Sunday, May 24, 2009, courtesy of Lincoln Electric. 

Sales team members were selected for the trip based on sales performance during the recent Airgas/Lincoln Electric “Drive to Indy” promotion. Employees traveled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 12 different states, ranging from Alaska to Florida. The all-inclusive trip included several behind-the-scenes experiences, including in-suite visits by drivers Alex Lloyd and John Andretti, as well as tours of the Indy 500 garage and pit areas.

Lincoln Electric is the “official welder” of the Indy Racing League and all of its teams.
Throughout May leading up to race day, the company sponsors free onsite welding services and trackside assistance to all teams in the track’s designated welding garage, which is operated by a Lincoln distributor and Lincoln Electric. 2009 marks the 21st year of Lincoln Electric’s commitment at the track.

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 extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit