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Columbus McKinnon Converts LodeRail Plant into New Training Center

Posted on December 6, 2011

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a 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 company says the following topics are scheduled to be covered through 2012: hoist maintenance, rigging practices, load securement, safe hoisting, crane and hoist inspection, rigging gear inspection, mobile crane operator, industry regulations and overhead crane operators.

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:

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in the material handling industry, supplying products and systems that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its web site at