Category: Trade Shows

Going to InfoComm? Stop By and Visit Columbus McKinnon

Going to InfoComm? Stop By and Visit Columbus McKinnon

InfoComm
The annual InfoComm show kicks off next week.

With 1,000 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees, InfoComm 2017 is the largest annual conference and exhibition in North America for the audiovisual market. The InfoComm show is produced by InfoComm International, the association for commercial AV professionals worldwide.

This year’s conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center on June 14-16. Visit infocommshow.org to register.

You can find CM Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) at Booth #7273.

Stop by and see everything we have to offer, including new and industry-leading products such as the:

Meet Our InfoComm Team

We will have a strong representation of our sales and training teams at the booth to address your questions about any of our products. They include:

  • Herb Hart and Dave Carmack from our North American Entertainment Technology team.
  • John Vander Linden, Global Product Manager, Powered Chain Hoists
  • Antonio Villalon, Sales Engineer, Central America and The Caribbean
  • Brian Leister, Senior Technical Trainer at our new Rock Lititz Training Center
  • Mike DiLallo, Director of Sales – Industrial and Vertical Markets, North America

#CMLodestar

Please don’t be a stranger. Tell us what you enjoyed most about InfoComm this year by posting your comments and photos on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #cmlodestar. Some of our new followers during the show will get a free koozie or carabiner! We would love to hear from you!

Krista Terwilliger

Krista Terwilliger is a Marketing Coordinator at Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Going to USITT? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

Going to USITT? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

USITT

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 theater.

This year’s conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at America’s Center Convention Complex on March 7-11.

You can find CM Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) at Booth #731.

Stop by and see everything we have to offer, including new and industry-favorite products such as the:

Our sales and training teams will also be available to address your questions about any of our products.

While You’re Visiting USITT, Get Trained.

Check out this training opportunity during USITT. You still have time to register:

CM Lodestar RTC Motor Technician Certification School
taught by David Carmack, 
Entertainment Product Trainer, ETCP Recognized Trainer, IATSE TTF Recommended Trainer
This course counts toward 12 renewal credits for ETCP Certified Riggers.

Date & Time: March 7-8 (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
America’s Center Convention Complex
Location: TBD
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Don’t miss an annual favorite “Stump the Rigger” featuring Herb Hart & Bill Sapsis on Saturday, March 11, from 11:00-12:30.

#CMLodestar

Please don’t be a stranger. Tell us what you enjoyed most about USITT this year by posting your comments and photos on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and using the hashtag #cmlodestar. Some of our new followers during the show will get a free CMET beanie cap! We would love to hear from you!

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Going to LDI? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

Going to LDI? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

LDI

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 see the latest and greatest products in action, get a refresher on industry knowledge, and visit with old friends. LDI expects more than 350 exhibitors providing live demos and many discussion opportunities about lighting, sound, projection and special effects equipment.

You can find CM Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) at Booth #1631.

Stop by and see everything we have to offer, including new and industry-favorite products such as the:

Our sales, product management and training teams will also be available to address your questions about any of our products.

While You’re Visiting, Get Trained.

Check Out These Two Training Classes During LDI. You still have time to register:

CM Lodestar RTC Motor Technician Certification School
taught by David Carmack

Date & Time: October 18-19 (9:30am-5:30pm)
Location: Room N220, Session Number L44
LEARN MORE

Los Motores CM Lodestar: En Espanol
taught by Oscar Calderon and Rosangel Garcia

Date & Time: October 20 (9:30am-5:30pm)
Location: Room N220, Session Number L45
LEARN MORE

A large number of CMCO representatives will be at our booth this year, including members of our North American Entertainment Technology team, CM-ET Training team, Sales and Channel Services.

Please don’t be a stranger. Tell us what you enjoyed most about LDI this year by posting your comments and photos on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We would love to hear from you!

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Columbus McKinnon Products and Services on Display at Tradeshows

Columbus McKinnon Products and Services on Display at Tradeshows

Daniel Brandao, Duff-Norton Applications Engineer, answering a customer question.
Daniel Brandao, Duff-Norton Applications Engineer, answering a customer question.
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Columbus McKinnon’s Booth at Expo-Manufactura

Trade shows are a great way for us to meet Channel Partners and end users, and to showcase our latest products and services. We’re always excited to connect with business associates and make new friends.

Representatives from our Columbus McKinnon de Mexico and Duff-Norton facilities participated in Expo-Manufactura, a trade show held recently in Monterrey City, Mexico. The main purpose of the show was to make Mexican and Latin-American manufacturers aware of solutions provided by global industries to optimize precision processes, energy savings and sustainability. We are expanding our efforts to build our presence in this region through our participation in local trade shows and the addition of staff at our regional offices.

Our CMCO Associates in the states are heading to Cincinnati and Chicago later this month for the following two trade shows.  We hope to see you there!

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USITT
March 18-21, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
Booth: 1433

USITT (United States Institute for
Theater Technology) is the Association of design, production and technology professionals in the entertainment industry.

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ProMat 2015
March 23-26, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
Booth: 1912

ProMat is the largest exposition for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America.
Learn more about why this event is one you won’t want to miss!

What trade shows will you be participating in this year?
Check out the shows that we’ll be attending in 2015.

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Ask Questions, Share Stories, Get Engaged on Social Media

Ask Questions, Share Stories, Get Engaged on Social Media

We decided to shift gears this week and show you a little of what we’ve been up to on social media lately. We have many exciting conversations and interactions happening there every day with our Channel Partners, end users and material handling professionals around the world. All of you reach out to us for different reasons. Here are just a few examples:

  • Some of you have a question you want answered. We received a tweet from a distributor in Mexico who requested special paperwork for border clearance. We got it to him within hours. This was one happy distributor!
  • Others have a cool picture from an exciting concert or event they attended, so we started a collection on Facebook. We love seeing photos from your kid’s sports game or stage performance or while on vacation. If you are lucky enough to get an application story that you can share, we could feature it right here on our blog. Just send it my way!
  • Some of you need expert advice on specific topics. We have addressed many of your questions here. Below are are few of our most popular posts:

Missing Chain Sling ID Tags and who is to Blame
What is the Working Load Limit of a 2 Legged Chain Sling?
The 3 Most Asked Questions from our CM-ET Motor Hoist Schools
Does your Overhead Crane meet OSHA regulations?
Can Lever Tools be Used to Adjust Slings?

  • We also enjoy your tradeshow engagement on Twitter & Facebook and sharing in your fun. Check out these cool beanies from USITT!

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Please feel free to reach out to us 24/7 on our social media channels. We are here to promote safety on the job and help you get the answers you need for any of your material handling questions. The first person to engage with us on each of our social media channels below and tell us your favorite CM product and why will receive a CMCO shirt!

(This means 6 winners in total.) We look forward to connecting with you!

Facebook
Twitter (Industrial Products)
Twitter (Entertainment)
LinkedIn
YouTube
Instagram
Google+

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Look for us at the CVSA Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY, September 14-17

Look for us at the CVSA Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY, September 14-17

CVSA-logo_JPG-versionThe Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be hosting a conference and exhibition in Buffalo, New York from September 14-17 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.   The CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Their mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers.

Stop by Booth #12 to see some of our featured products:

Everyone who stops by our Booth #12 and drops off their business card will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a 3/4 ton Bandit hoist. Henry Brozyna, CMCO Corporate Trainer, will also be at the booth to answer any questions you may have.

Interested in attending? You can register here. We hope to see you there!

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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 LDI Show and Stories from Vegas That We Can Share

The LDI Show and Stories from Vegas That We Can Share

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Last weekend Columbus McKinnon attended the 25th LDI show in Las Vegas and it was an event to remember. The show featured product innovations and refinements in lighting, sound, projection, special effects and more. Attendance at the show was the highest we have seen in the last three years. Whether you were there or not, below are five valuable nuggets from the show that you may have missed:

  • Innovative Products that were previewed and demonstrated during the three-day show, as written by Frank Hammel of PLSN News.
  • Daily in-depth commentary by Miles Dudgeon from Live Design called “Walking The LDI Show Floor.” Miles makes you feel like you are right there with him and includes many interesting observations.
  • Do you wish you had taken some snapshots to remember your time at LDI? If so, regret no more. Check out the images from #ldi #ldi2012 shared via @livedesignmag
  • Are you curious to know the recipients of the LDI 2012 Awards? If so, here is a complete  listing as presented this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Last but not least, our big news at Columbus McKinnon is the launch of our new CM Entertainment website. It proved to be a crowd pleaser at LDI. Check it out and let us know what you think.

We look forward to bringing you more great products, services and training in the years to come!

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

What the VPPPA is Doing to Address Safety in the Workplace

What the VPPPA is Doing to Address Safety in the Workplace

The 2012 National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) conference was held in Anaheim, California this month.  The conference consisted of industry leading companies that are involved in voluntary protection programs from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Energy (DOE) or other government agencies. These agencies are responsible for developing and implementing cooperative recognition programs. During the conference, Columbus McKinnon had the opportunity to present a workshop on Rigging Gear Safety Inspections.  

Everyone came together for networking and education.

VPPPA conference participants  included health and safety managers, employee safety team members, industrial hygienists, union representatives, consultants, environmental health specialists, human resource managers and government agency representatives from OSHA and the DOE.

The VPPPA Conference allows workers to have a voice.

The VPPPA has grown and diversified itself since its inception in 1982, continuously adding members and addressing newly identified safety and health issues. Columbus McKinnon is a proud member and supporter of the VPPPA and its mission. The conference allows workers to have a voice and presents the tools to improve their workplace, become more efficient, and save money each year. The conference provided an educational experience that exceeded our expectations. Over the course of 3 days an estimated 200 workshops were conducted. The workshops, open to all attendees, gave workers the opportunity to learn or improve their knowledge of safety and health issues. They are conducted by industry professionals proficient in a particular subject manner. Presentations were followed up by a Q & A session.

Columbus McKinnon is recognized as an industry leader in material handling manufacturing, but did you know Columbus McKinnon is also a leader in material handling safety? We conducted a Rigging Gear Safety Inspection workshop at the VPPPA. Our hands-on workshop identified potential hazards in the manufacturing, construction and entertainment industries. Common misused material handling gear such as slings, shackles, wire rope, and below the hook lifters were discussed.

We take material handling seriously.

Columbus McKinnon offers material handling safety training in various full-day courses to allow workers to participate in a hands-on experience. Workers can get their questions answered by industry professionals. The experience and the knowledge gained through our training courses allows companies to improve safety in their workplace and become more efficient. Click here to learn more.

Did you attend the VPPPA conference?  If so, what did you learn? What inspired you the most? Please share your experiences with us in our comments section.

Chris Zgoda

Chris Zgoda is a Corporate Trainer for Columbus McKinnon.

LDI Convention in Las Vegas a Great Success

LDI Convention in Las Vegas a Great Success

 

Columbus McKinnon was happy to have participated in Cirque du Soleil’sTechnical Partners Reception” held after show hours on Saturday evening during the LDI convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was an invitation-only affair held at the Cirque du Soleil training center. Along with incredible food and drink, a generous slice of the industry was in attendance. This was a social gathering that offered the opportunity to not only conduct a little off-site business but to converse in a welcome and relaxed atmosphere. Columbus McKinnon’s Entertainment Group showcased the New 2010 Lodestar that was recently introduced and received a great response.

Herb Hart

Herb Hart is an Area Sales Manager for Entertainment Products for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.