Gisela Clark

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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I love to read stories about how companies reach out to help others in the community.  It is nice to focus on the positives for a change and see the good that is happening all around us. Instead of sharing one of our technical write-ups this week, we decided that it would be a good change to […]

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Many of you have been asking us about the Buy American Act (BAA),  whether our rigging products are made in America, and if they comply with BAA requirements.  Did you know that, unless an exception applies, the BAA requires domestic manufacturing of an end product and that more than half the cost of its components be […]

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We love to talk about our entertainment training. We believe in teaching people how to be safer in their work environments. As much as I enjoy hearing stories from our training team, what gives me even greater pleasure is hearing this same enthusiasm echoed from one of our attendees. Bart Wells from Cory’s Audio Visual […]

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