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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
LEARN MORE

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.
CM-Entertainment Mega School now 10 day Event

CM-Entertainment Mega School now 10 day Event

CM-Entertainment Mega School Each year Columbus McKinnon hosts a 5-day CM-Entertainment Mega School, to train up new entertainment riggers.

This year’s mega school, held in Orlando, Florida, was extended from the normal 5 days to a 10-day event. This one-of-a-kind class combined our 5-day Mega School with a 5-day Rope Access Certification course giving participants the chance to earn a total of 36 ETCP credits. It’s the ultimate entertainment rigger training!

Here are some of the highlights:

Part 1 of CM-Entertainment Mega School covers all aspects of hoist maintenance and troubleshooting.

CM-Entertainment Mega SchoolThe first half of this ETCP-recognized training course covered the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. It also delved deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the CM Lodestar and CM Prostar hoists.

Participants received 12 points towards their ETCP Certification renewal. Upon passing, participants will receive a CM-ET certification card and document, both of which are good for five years.

The instructors this year were Eric Rouse who taught the entertainment rigging and myself, who taught the motors class.

Part 2 of our CM-Entertainment Mega School explores rigging terminology, equipment and entertainment concepts.

CM-Entertainment Mega School
The second part of our school was an intense exploration of rigging terminology, equipment and concepts for the entertainment industry. This year we partnered up with a company named HARP Rigging.  Nick Fleming from HARP, taught a level 1 SPRAT Class.  David Brown taught fall protection awareness, while Will Todd taught Truss Design and Theory.

The Rope Access Certification Course was a 5-day course consisting of four days of training and one day of evaluation.  This class encompasses everything a prospective student needs to understand and demonstrate to achieve rope access certification –   ranging from understanding anchors to performing a rescue of your fellow technician. Participants in this course received 24 points towards their ETCP Certification renewal.

Are you interested in next year’s Mega School? If so, please check our training site for updates on our next CM-Entertainment Ultimate Mega School or feel free to contact me directly.

Dave Carmack
Dave is a Product Trainer for our CM Entertainment Division. Other credentials include being an ETCP Recognized Trainer & IATSE TTF Recommended Trainer.