Santa Fe Springs Warehouse and Training Center Serve West Coast Market

January 29, 2015

Whether you’re located in the eastern United States or the northwest region of Canada, Columbus McKinnon is nearby. With warehouses located in Atlanta, Georgia; Tonawanda, New York; Edmonton, Alberta and Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; we are strategically located to meet the needs of customers across North America. Further improving our ability to serve our customers, we […]

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Columbus McKinnon now Better Equipped to Support Customers in Asia

January 20, 2015

Columbus McKinnon China officially opened its new facility in Hangzhou, China, on August 21, 2014. Many of our valued customers and distributors witnessed the event, alongside nearly 200 CMCO Asia Associates. Columbus McKinnon invested $6.4 million in the new facility. This investment will enable a 40% increase in capacity and give us the ability to […]

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

January 13, 2015

As we look back at 2014 and begin planning for 2015, it’s interesting to see which of our blog topics were the most valuable and interesting to our readers last year.  With all of our blog posts, we look to provide you with valuable information to help keep you safe and make your job easier. […]

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Safety Takes Center Stage at Columbus McKinnon with Second Annual Safety Calendar Contest

January 5, 2015

Throughout Columbus McKinnon’s 140 year history, safety has always been an important part of the way we do business. Not only is the safety of our Associates important, but the safety of our customers is also a primary focus in the development of our products, services and training programs. In the spirit of our focus […]

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Do Chain Slings Need to Be Load Tested After a Repair Has Been Performed?

December 18, 2014

Xavier, a salesperson for a CMCO distributor, asks the following question: “I am doing some research on the guidelines and laws concerning repairs made to chain slings. I found some very conflicting information from OSHA and ASME. To summarize, ASME states that chain slings do not need to be load tested after a repair has been […]

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Free Safety Webinars to Resume in January 2015

December 11, 2014

Each month, the Columbus McKinnon training team hosts a free online safety webinar. We will not be holding a webinar in December, but to keep you focused on safety during this holiday break, we had a little fun making a video featuring five important tips to get you through the season safely. We hope to […]

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Chester Hoist Develops Hand Chain Hoist for Demanding Customer Application

December 4, 2014

Chester Hoist, a Columbus McKinnon brand, specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality, custom-made hoists for unique and challenging applications. So, when our customer came to us with a special need for a hand chain hoist to raise and move large rolls, Chester Hoist was put to the task. The customer had a long […]

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Columbus McKinnon Associates Touching Lives One Charity at a Time

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving is here and we have a lot to be thankful for. One of the best ways to show gratitude is to give back to our community by helping those less fortunate. At Columbus McKinnon, volunteering and working with our local charities is very important to us. We know that many of you feel the […]

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A Chain Sling Question from the Mining Industry

November 20, 2014

Here is a question from Adam, a mobile crane operator working in the mining industry, who regards proper rigging equipment and practices as a major safety priority: “We have a 1-inch GR80 chain sling, 30 feet in length that is around ten years old and in good condition, although there is inner link wear throughout the […]

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Going to LDI? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

November 13, 2014

The 27th annual Live Design International (LDI) Show kicks off next week. This year, show organizers are expecting more than 8,000 attendees – representing 72 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 […]

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