Our Spirit of Innovation Continues in America

October 17, 2013

As we spend some time this week celebrating Columbus Day and the history of America, we wanted to take some time to look back at our company’s rich and diverse 138 year history. 1875 – Moore Manufacturing Company is formed in Chicago 1889 – Moore Manufacturing Company moves to Milwaukee and changes its name to [...]

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CM ShopStar Brings Speed and Safety to Stewart-Haas Racing Team

September 25, 2013

If you follow NASCAR then there’s no doubt you are familiar with Stewart-Haas Racing – the title-winning NASCAR Spring Cup Series team made up of Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick. But did you know that Stewart-Haas Racing relies on CM ShopStar electric chain hoists to build and repair their cars? To find out [...]

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CM launches the Bandit – our lightest and most compact ratchet lever hoist ever

September 12, 2013

Columbus McKinnon is very excited to introduce its newest product, the CM Bandit 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton ratchet lever hoist, to the Canadian marketplace. The CM Bandit is loaded with features and benefits that will make it one of the most versatile hoists on the market today. What makes the CM Bandit so great? We [...]

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Webinar Teaches Inspection & Maintenance of CM Hurricane 360 & Short Handle Puller

August 20, 2013

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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JLC Chain Hoists – American Pride and Almost 40 Years Strong

August 13, 2013

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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Forging vs. Casting: Which is better?

August 6, 2013

This question is one that I have been asked many times. To properly explore the answer, let’s first consider the process of each. Forging and casting are two very different manufacturing methods. When something is cast the material is heated above its melting temperature and poured into a mold where it solidifies. When something is [...]

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Benefits of the Short Handle CM Series 653

July 18, 2013

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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CM de Mexico Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

July 12, 2013

CM de Mexico received ISO 9001:2008 certification recently from Quality Services Registrars (QSR). The certification is valid through November 2015. The project was planned and launched in November 2011 and required less than a year to complete the activities. The longest phase of the project was the documentation and establishment of the policies and procedures [...]

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New CM Shackle Markings and Pins Lead to Improved Operator Safety

June 17, 2013

Over the past few weeks and months, our Chattanooga, Tennessee Forge Operations has been working vigorously to improve product quality and deliveries. As you have seen with our In-Stock Guarantee, we are committed to manufacturing the highest quality products in the market, stocking over 155 of our most popular chain and forged rigging attachment products and [...]

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Resources for Rigging Safety at your Fingertips

June 6, 2013

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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