Welding Inspires Chain Reaction of Creativity: Lincoln Electric Tapped as Welding Supplier to Discovery Channel's New Series Unchained Reaction

Creative Competitors to use Lincoln Electric Welders to Fabricate Chain Reaction Contraptions

Cleveland - The zaniest, most creative set of dominoes you've ever seen is about to crash its way onto the small screen. The new Discovery Channel series Unchained Reaction, executive produced by MythBusters' Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, puts the ingenuity of everyone from rocket scientists to the girl next door to the test as two teams compete to build the most impressive and elaborate chain reaction contraption in just five short days. As no stranger to innovation and creative thinking, Lincoln Electric was selected as the welding supplier for the show.

The pressure and pyrotechnics are on as the teams race to find the most imaginative way to utilize their identical sets of tools and materials. Both teams must build a mechanism that fulfills the requirements of that week's theme, but only one can be named the winner. At the end of each episode, executive producers Savage and Hyneman, along with a weekly guest judge, will decide which team built the biggest, baddest, most jaw-dropping spectacle.

As they put together their crazy contraptions, the teams will have a variety of the latest Lincoln Electric equipment at their disposal, including POWER MIG® and Precision TIG® welders, Tomahawk® plasma cutting systems, VIKING(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets and Red Line(TM) Welding Apparel.

"We are thrilled to be associated with such a fast-paced and visual program, especially when hosted by Adam and Jamie," said Tim Birky, Manager, Marketing Communications at Lincoln Electric. "Our welding products are the most innovative in the field, and we're glad to have them put to use in so many creative ways."

Unchained Reaction will debut on Discovery Channel Sunday, March 18, 2012. Check your local listings for exact times.

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

About Unchained Reaction

Unchained Reaction is produced for Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios and BermanBraun. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are executive producers.

Lincoln Electric Media Contacts:

Robin Suttell - rsuttell@fallscommunications.com or 216.696.0229

Greg Coleman - greg_coleman@lincolnelectric.com or 216-383-2462

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