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On Lincoln Electric’s Long-Standing Values

November 10th, 2009

After hearing Jon Greenberg’s story on National Public Radio last week, Sevencell applauded Lincoln Electric’s and Hypertherm‘s goals of  avoiding layoffs at all costs, but the author seemed worried about the apparent coldness of this kind of an employment policy. I offered up some examples from Spark which emphasize that for many decades, leaders at Lincoln Electric have seen the pursuit of profits and the protection of employees as being in absolute lockstep.

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