Author: Gary Krypel

Gary Krypel is the Marketing Communications Manager for Columbus McKinnon.

In-Stock Guarantee Sets New Industry Standard

In-Stock Guarantee Sets New Industry Standard

We are changing the way we do business.
Changes that not only affect Columbus McKinnon and our Channel Partners, but the entire material handling industry.

We are committed, and now prepared, to ship our most popular chain and forged attachment products in 3 days – and we guarantee it. This is our In-Stock Guarantee (ISG). This is not a promotion, but a new industry-changing way of doing business.

The ISG business model has been developed from the top down, with a focus on providing best-in-class service and the most popular chain and forged attachment products that our end-users use every day. For our Channel Partners and distributors, it means that they can reduce their inventory while increasing their cash flow. It also means that they’ll be able to deliver products to their customers on time, every time.

Made-USACurrently, Columbus McKinnon offers more than 135 chain and rigging products that are guaranteed to be in stock and ready to ship — and made in America.

Watch our video to learn more about the In-Stock Guarantee, and meet some of the hard-working CMCO Associates who are committed to ship in 3 days.

Gary Krypel

Gary Krypel is the Marketing Communications Manager for Columbus McKinnon.

Expect the Unexpected at ProMat 2013

Expect the Unexpected at ProMat 2013

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With ProMat 2013 starting this week, we want to give everyone an idea of what they can expect to see at Columbus McKinnon Booth #1838.

First off, expect the unexpected. We’ll be unveiling our most interactive and tech-savvy booth ever. Designed to showcase our brands and innovative products and services, our guests will have the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on demonstrations and displays.

Guests will get a sneak peek at a ton of soon-to-be-launched products, including:

  • CM Universal Trolley (UT). Our most flexible hoist trolley ever.
    The UT can be used with virtually every CMCO electric and air chain
    hoist up to 3-ton capacity, and can fit on various beam widths.
  • CM Bandit. Our lightest and most compact ratchet lever hoist ever!
    This rugged hoist is ideal for applications even in the tightest workspaces. Guests can test drive the Bandit, lift a load and check out its great free-chaining feature.
  • CM Lodestar 2 Ton Single Reeved electric chain hoist features better headroom and less chain weight; but you can see it and try it for yourself.
  • CTP adjustable trolley clamp is a heavy duty, yet economical, trolley designed for easy installation and superior strength. No tools are required
    to move and adjust the CTP to a variety of different sized beams.
  • Ergo Pendant Station for CMCO electric chain hoists. See its ergonomic design — developed in partnership with The Ohio State University — feel how comfortably it fits in your hand while you work the legendary CMCO rocker style push button switch.

It doesn’t end there. A number of popular recently-launched products will also be at ProMat, including:

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  • Yale Global King Wire Rope Hoist. Discover what’s new with this world-class hoist, from Quick Ship units and the 3-year standard warranty to explosion-proof options.
  • Dixie Industries Sixth Wheel Ratchet. The patented ergonomic solution for the hazardous task of lowering tractor trailer landing gear. Come by, try it for yourself, and discover how this innovative design can prevent injuries.
  • CM Hurricane 360˚ hand chain hoist will be featured in the “Drifting Challenge.” Test your material handling skills and see first-hand how easy it is to drift a load with the Hurricane 360˚— seeing and doing is believing.
  • CM Lodestar Cutaway will allow guests to see the inter-workings of an operational Lodestar electric chain hoist. It’s a rare opportunity to see under the cover of a superior design in action.
  • Our new hands-on Rigging Display lets you get up close to discover the craftsmanship and engineering forged into all our rigging products. While you’re there, check out some application photos on the digital display.

If you’re at ProMat you won’t be able to miss our new soaring Video Tower featuring the latest product visuals and on-demand product and training information. Lastly, register for a chance to win a seat in a CMCO Training Class of your choice in 2013. Stop by and ask for all the details.

At Columbus McKinnon, we engineer and build innovative material handling products for people and businesses that care about quality, safety, and having the right tools for their applications. Our presence and product offering on display at ProMat 2013 is proof of that. Discover us at Booth #1838.

Gary Krypel

Gary Krypel is the Marketing Communications Manager for Columbus McKinnon.

The Curtain Goes Up on the New CM-ET Website

The Curtain Goes Up on the New CM-ET Website

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Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) announces the launch of its new website at www.cm-et.com.

The goal of this major redesign was to make the visitor experience more enjoyable, as well as educational. Aside from updating the site’s look and feel, we focused on improving the navigation. We know that visitors want to find what they’re looking for easily and quickly, so building intuitive and logical navigation was paramount.

Another priority was to make the site content rich and engaging by offering valuable and educational information. For example, our Side-by-Side comparison feature is a tool that will help visitors make a better choice if they‘re looking to purchase a powered or manual hoist. Related social media feeds, training information and tradeshow updates make the overall experience more enjoyable as well as timely.

Other key features include:

An Expanded Product Offering.
For the first time, we now have all CM entertainment products on line. From the CM Lodestar electric chain hoist to CM Chain Links, visitors can see all products we market to the entertainment industry.

A New Searchable Download Library
Visitors now have access to download all available CM entertainment literature in a new searchable library. Stop hunting, and find everything you need when you search by literature type or by keyword.

New Integrated Social Media
Get up to the minute industry news, product information and training updates through our Live Twitter and Blog feeds. Stay in touch when you sign up for our eNewsletter or follow us on Twitter.

Expanded Training Information
Learn more and register for any one of our entertainment classes. Discover how other rigging professionals have benefited from CM-ET training at our Alumni Spotlight.

This website launch is part of our focused effort to support the entertainment industry through online and social media campaigns.  Please make www.cm-et.com a favorite for product and industry news.

Gary Krypel

Gary Krypel is the Marketing Communications Manager for Columbus McKinnon.