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Manufacturer & distributor of material handling systems, equipment & devices. Products include hoists, farm hardware & fence tools, cranes, actuators & lifting & rigging tools. Load More... chains, cables, cable reels, conductor bars, festoons, hooks, chains, slings, binders, bridle assemblies, tow chain assemblies, pallet lifters, coil lifters, lifting beams & sheet lifters are also available. Types of hoists include manual hoists & powered hoists. Powered air chain hoists, air wire rope hoists, electric chain hoists & electric wire rope hoists are available. Rigging products include hoist rings, clamps, wire rope clips/thimbles & shackles. Training services are available. Markets served include wind energy, power & utilities, construction, mining, towing, oil & gas exploration, entertainment, food processing & forestry. Less

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Company description by Columbus McKinnon Corp.
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position, or secure material. Key products include hoists, actuators, cranes, and lifting and rigging tools. With a rich 135-year tradition, the company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and know-how.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is made up of many well known brands around the world, like CM Hoists, CM Rigging, Yale Hoists, Budgit Hoists, Chester More... Hoists, Coffing/Little Mule, Shaw-Box, CM-et, Duff-Norton, Abell-Howe, Gaffey, Cady Lifters, Loderail, CM Tire Recycling, WECO, Alltec, Pfaff Silberblau, and more.

CM has more than a century of experience providing products and solutions for industrial manufacturing and construction, and the CM brand has developed a loyal following with users around the globe. Products such as the Lodestar electric chain hoist and the orange pin shackles are requested by name due to their reputation for durability and long life. Products are available for individual purpose, but due to the expansive line of products that provides complete solutions for overhead lifting applications, items are also easily combined to offer comprehensive systems to satisfy the exact requirements of users. From heavy-duty hoists for environments such as steel production to general duty chain and hooks for commercial use, the CM name represents a legacy of expertise in the market.

Yale represents one of the most popular brands in the material handling industry, with users specifying it for applications ranging from offshore oil platforms to pulp and paper production. Known for a wide range of wire rope products, the Yale brand stands for top quality and performance. Primarily supplied through crane builders as part of complete overhead lifting systems, Yale products are used in hundreds of industries around the globe.

Chester Hoists specializes in matching the exact product to satisfy specific job needs.

From low headroom manual hoists for military applications to spark-resistant hoist/trolley combinations for use on offshore oil platforms, Chester Hoist has the expertise to design products to get the job done. The company specializes in engineered products for special requirements such as those for use in hazardous areas, corrosive environments, clean rooms, and other demanding applications.

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CM Lodestar NH Chain Hoists
CM Hurricane 360º Hand Chain Hoists
Yale Global King Monorail Hoists
CM Hurricane 360:  Lever Chain Hoist Application Video CM Hurricane 360: Lever Chain Hoist Application Video
The CM Hurricane 360˚ has a patented hand chain cover that rotates a full 360 degrees to allow for positioning, pulling and lifting of loads from virtually any angle - making it the only hoist of its kind in the industry. - Capacities from 1/2 to 10 tons - Standard Load Limiter - Lifetime Warranty Learn more about the Hurricane 360˚ at
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CMCO Training Department Offers Various Training & Certification Classes
Columbus McKinnon has a full-service training organization offering classroom and hands-on instruction in all areas of material handling. Its training team is recognized worldwide with accreditation that meets and exceeds the highest safety regulations and industry standards. With a range of comprehensive programs and seminars conducted at company-owned facilities throughout North America, the Columbus McKinnon training team places emphasis on: • Hoist repair and maintenance technician certification. • Hoist maintenance. • Safe hoisting. • Qualified rigger workshops (basic and advanced certification). • Rigging practices. • Rigging gear inspection. • Load securement. • Crane and hoist inspection certification. • Crane and hoist inspection. • Crane operator training. • Mobile crane operator. • Overhead crane operator. Columbus McKinnon’s full offering can be found at
In-Stock Guarantee Video In-Stock Guarantee Video
Our In-Stock Guarantee is not a promotion. It is our new industry-changing way of doing business. Columbus McKinnon is now stocking over 135 of our most popular chain and forged rigging attachment products which we guarantee to ship in 3 business days. For end-users, please contact your distributor to place your order. For CMCO Channel Partners and Distributors, please contact your Channel Sales Manager or Business Development Specialist for more information.

Recent News & Press Releases

Columbus McKinnon Introduces the Ultimate Rigging Resource
August 20, 2014 — New CM Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog Now Available AMHERST, N.Y. – Material handling...
CM Man Guard Electric Chain Hoist from Columbus McKinnon now CSA Approved
May 14, 2014 — Hoist boasts reliable performance and best-in-class safety features for heavy-duty applications...
Hoists and Rigging Products Available for Harsh Offshore Environments and Applications
May 8, 2014 — Columbus McKinnon introduces new DNV Shackles and Master Sub-Assemblies to expand its product...
Columbus McKinnon Creates New Global Services Position and Expands Leadership Roles
April 8, 2014 — New Assignments Support Global Growth Initiatives AMHERST, N.Y. – Columbus McKinnon...
New Columbus McKinnon RFID Technology Helps Simplify Inventory and Inspection Processes
March 28, 2014 — CM Smart ID(TM) RFID now available on CM Bandit hoists and CM shackles AMHERST, N.Y. -- Columbus...
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Company Data
Sales:$250 Mil. and over
Activities:Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Year Founded:1875
Brand Names:Abell-Howe, Ace-Gaffey, Airstar, Budgit, Cady, Chester, Clevlok, CM, Coffing, Little Mule
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Export Markets:Western Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, Mexico
Import Markets:Asia
Officials:Krista Terwilliger, Marketing Coordinator
Gene Buer, VP - North American Hoist & Rigging
Steve Vitello, Executive Director - Sales & Marketing (North America)
Gary Salvatore, Channel Sales Manager
Breck Fabish, Executive Director - Operations (Hoist & Rigging)
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