The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology Center

The Lincoln Electric Company will construct a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus.  The new Center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for welding education and career pathways in welding and advanced manufacturing.

Project Partners: Development Fund of the Western Reserve, Chase, City of Euclid, Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio

Project Details

Completed 2018
Location 22800 St. Clair Avenue
Project Type Commercial; New construction/ renovation
Program 130,000 SF training center
Sponsor The Lincoln Electric Company
CDA Investment $5 million NMTC allocation and Ohio NMTC allocation
Total Project Costs $24 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 25.4%
Median Income: 64.34%
Unemployment Rate: 12.7%


  • Job Creation

    The project will create 40 jobs.

  • Goods or Services to Low Income Community

    The investment will provide skilled workforce development opportunities for Low Income Persons and Residents of Low Income Communities.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority and Female Businesses (MBE/FBE) as well as minority and female workers.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.