Gisela Clark






The 57th annual USITT Show kicks off next week. The USITT show is the largest full production trade show in America, featuring 200 exhibitors and special exhibits from around the industry. USITT is the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry. The conference focuses on various workshops that help educate attendees on several aspects of […]

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As we look back at 2016 and are busy planning for 2017, it’s interesting to see which of our blog topics were the most popular with our readers last year. With all of our blog posts, we look to provide you with valuable information to help keep you safe and make your job easier. We […]

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The 29th annual Live Design International (LDI) Show kicks off next week. This year, LDI show organizers are expecting more than 12,000 attendees – representing 80 countries – who work in theater, concert halls, outdoor production venues, houses of worship, theme parks and a variety of other live entertainment venues. They are coming to LDI to […]

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Who doesn’t love the summer time and seeing a great concert with your favorite band from the past or present? A few of our fans recently shared CM Hoist photos from summer concerts they’ve attended, which included a snapshot of our #CMLodestar motors. Like us, they love seeing CM Hoist products in action! We know that […]

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The Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) is set to become one of the world’s greatest engineering feats, capable of traveling at speeds over 1,000 mph. Started 8 years ago, the Bloodhound project is attempting to smash the current land speed record of 763 mph by Thrust SSC, the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. When […]

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Did you know that 31% of all charitable giving occurs during the month of December or that 12% of all giving during 2014 happened on the last three days of the year? The holidays are a great reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for. One of the best ways to show […]

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Chris, an ETCP certified rigger and recent safety webinar attendee, asks the following question about horsepower ratings on hoists: “I don’t see Columbus McKinnon hoists rated with horsepower, however they are sometimes referred to by that rating. Does that relate to the FPM capability? I am guessing that a faster FPM hoist would have to […]

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Last Friday we held our October #rigsafe Safety Webinar, “10 Frequently Asked Questions from our CM Entertainment Motor Schools” featuring Dave Carmack, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Trainer, and Eric Rouse, Technical Director for the Denver Center of Performing Arts. In case you missed it, you can view the recording here. To continue the conversation with both Dave and Eric, […]

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Mike, a Lead Rigging Technician for an equipment rental company in the entertainment industry and recent safety webinar attendee, asks: “How far away should you be to read a RFID chip for rigging equipment tracking and inspection?” Troy Raines, Columbus McKinnon Chain & Rigging Product Engineering Manager and safety webinar presenter, answers: This is an […]

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Brad recently asked the following question in response to a blog post The Low-Down on Chain Tie-Downs: “I wrote to my distributor and inquired about chain tags. Their representative replied that all they had in stock were CHAIN TAGS even though they listed CHAIN and SLING tags made by CM. They sent me their part […]

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