Posted February 28, 2018

Columbus McKinnon announces new authorized Rigging Centers

Centers are staffed by certified rigging product experts to perform repair, warranty work and supply products. 

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, is making it easier than ever for customers to purchase, service and repair CM rigging products with its new CM Authorized Rigging Centers.

CM Authorized Rigging Centers are part of an exclusive network of rigging product and service experts certified by Columbus McKinnon to:

  • Build, service and repair mechanical and/or welded chain slings on behalf of Columbus McKinnon
  • Perform warranty and repair work on all CM rigging products, including chain, mechanical chain slings and forged rigging attachments
  • Perform warranty and repair work on manual hoists manufactured by CMCO, like CM, Coffing, Little Mule, Yale, Chester and Budgit
  • Supply and distribute CMCO rigging and manual hoist products

All CM Authorized Rigging Centers must adhere to strict procedures set by CMCO, ASTM, ASME and OSHA requirements in order to maintain the highest levels of product quality and safety.

There are two types of CM Authorized Rigging Centers. The first, Authorized Rigging Weld and Service Centers, have the ability to repair both mechanical and welded chain slings. Authorized Rigging Service Centers can repair mechanical chain slings only.

Additionally, the ability to perform work on manual hoists is available on a center-by-center basis. The repair work done by these centers carries the full factory warranty provided by CMCO.

To find the nearest CM Authorized Rigging Center, visit the website. To learn more about CM rigging products, or any of its products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools and digital power and motion control systems. The company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.