GETZVILLE, N.Y., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Committed to serving the needs of the entertainment industry, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, is excited to announce the grand opening of its new entertainment training center of excellence at Rock Lititz. Located on a 96-acre campus in Lititz, Pennsylvania, Rock Lititz is a one-of-a-kind community for the live event industry, with resources ranging from design, engineering, training and products for production professionals.

Working side by side with some of the most well-known names in the industry, CM-ET, Columbus McKinnon’s entertainment technology division, designed its Rock Lititz studio to be a center of rigging safety and application knowledge. This space offers students and professionals who use and rely on motor and rigging equipment with immediate access to the professional technical support they need to be safe and more productive.

“Columbus McKinnon is proud to be part of the Rock Lititz community,” said Ken Tilson, entertainment vertical market specialist. “Located in POD 2, the collaborative hub of Rock Lititz, our center brings comprehensive training directly to entertainment professionals in an environment specifically suited to their needs. Our classroom and showroom allow students to not only see our products in action but get hands-on experience with everything from STAC chain and shackles to manual chain hoists and electric chain motors.”

Staffed by industry-expert entertainment trainers, the CM-ET training center at Rock Lititz provides application and product expertise to touring companies at the Rock Lititz Studio as well as entertainment professionals from around the world. Courses available at the facility include everything from basic CM-ET motor and rigging workshops to new courses such as rope access certification (SPRAT) and fall protection training. The company also offers in-depth product demos to provide better understanding on how to use and care for motors and rigging equipment.

To learn more about our Rock Lititz Training Center, see our full course offering or to register for a training class, visit our training website.

About Columbus McKinnon
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.

Contact: Christie Lagowski
Communications Specialist
Columbus McKinnon Corporation
716-689-5648
christie.lagowski@cmworks.com

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