Columbus McKinnon Turns Former Plant into Training Center

Facility will host series of training classes.

Columbus McKinnon has converted a former plant into a state of the art training facility.Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has renovated the original Columbus McKinnon Headquarters (most recently the LodeRail production plant) in Tonawanda NY into a new training center.

This state-of-the art facility will hold classes for certification and training courses in a variety of formats and will feature a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. The following topics are scheduled to be covered throughout 2011-2012:

  • Hoist Maintenance
  • Rigging Practices
  • Load Securement
  • Safe Hoisting
  • Crane & Hoist Inspection
  • Rigging Gear Inspection
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Industry Regulations
  • Overhead Crane Operator

By continuing to expand the training offering, Columbus McKinnon allows distributors and users the opportunity to be fully trained and to learn in a controlled environment built for comprehensive training. The leading edge training programs are designed to increase workplace productivity while emphasizing ergonomics and worker safety. For more information on available classes, please visit us at