Gisela Clark

The Wine Industry may seem like a glamorous business, but taking a grape from the vineyard and transforming it into your favorite wine is no easy feat. Just ask HECO Pacific Manufacturing. HECO is a California-based crane manufacturing company that specializes in the production of turnkey winery hoist systems. HECO has built systems for some of […]

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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 my associates recently shared photos from their favorite summer concerts: Charlie Daniels Band (past!) and the Arctic Monkeys (definitely the present). The reason they shared them is because they were excited to […]

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Our entertainment trainer, Dave Carmack, travels the world to teach and share important information about entertainment rigging and hoisting safety. At the end of his classes, he likes to stump his students with this question: “Can you tell me why we spell our hoist, LODESTAR, instead of LOADSTAR?” Dave was asked this question many years […]

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At Columbus McKinnon, we always enjoy seeing how our products are used in the industries we serve.  So when this application photo (above) from a construction site featuring our products crossed our path, we had to share it. This photo shows 70 of our CM Cyclone hand chain hoists being used for the construction of a […]

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Do you want to learn how to inspect our new CM Hurricane 360 chain hoist? Peter Cooke, our Training Manager for Rigging & Load Securement, will teach you how to properly disassemble, inspect and reassemble our popular CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist in our upcoming free Safety Webinar.  Peter will also walk you though how to set […]

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The favorite part of my job is working with so many great people at Columbus McKinnon who work in the different facilities and departments of our organization. One thing I’ve discovered is that all of of my fellow associates take great pride in the products we produce, and their enthusiasm overflows into everything that we […]

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Our customer asks: “Why did you develop a CM Series 653 ratchet lever hoist with a shorter handle? What are the advantages of the shorter handle?” Answer:  We are continuously looking to improve existing products. The main reason why we redesigned our lever hoist with a shorter handle was to facilitate usage in confined spaces, a […]

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Many of you work with chain and rigging equipment every day.  At Columbus McKinnon, the safe and proper use of all rigging products is a top priority. We have been busy developing training resources to help promote occupational safety with the products that we make, and the know-how we have garnered over the last 138 […]

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Anyone for a round of golf? I think we would have a few takers especially if it were to benefit a charity. Our Columbus McKinnon Damascus, Virginia Operations recently sponsored the first of what we hope will become an Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support the Justin Foundation. What is the Justin Foundation? The Justin Foundation is named […]

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Columbus McKinnon has recently extended its offering of DNV Type Approved and Certified Shackles to meet the growing needs of the offshore oil and gas industry.  Backed by the strong CM brand name, these Bolt & Nut style carbon anchor shackles provide reliable performance in the harshest environments. Below are a few key features of these shackles: […]

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