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Giving you the power to perform, Columbus McKinnon products ensure the show goes off without a hitch, every time.

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Columbus McKinnon is known throughout the entertainment industry as a leader in providing quality lifting and positioning equipment for riggers around the world. From international sporting events and tours to Broadway musicals and theaters, event organizers and production companies rely on our products to make sure the show goes on.

Since 1955, with the launch of the iconic CM Lodestar, we remain dedicated to innovation, working to provide high-quality products for entertainment venue applications, big and small. With CM Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) brand electric chain motors, ratchet lever hoists, chain, and rigging; Duff-Norton stage lifts, control systems, actuators and winches; and Magnetek radio controls; we provide comprehensive solutions for your toughest challenges. 

Columbus McKinnon also offers the most comprehensive training program in the industry. Our team of professional trainers is available to educate your team in proper rigging techniques, industry regulations, and proper use of equipment to keep riggers and event-goers safe. 

NEW: Patent-Pending Internal Load Sensing Technology

Recognize safety issues before they occur with the new patent-pending CM Lodestar featuring internal load sensing technology. With internal tech, the dimensions of the hoist remain the same to fit in your existing road cases.

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Automated Actuator Systems for Stadium Scoreboards

Moving large scoreboards and screens at sporting event venues is no easy task. With some measuring more than 20 feet wide and weighing several thousand pounds, raising and lowering them can be quite complex. Duff-Norton automated actuator systems (AAS) are the perfect solution for the challenge.

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Brands Serving the Entertainment Industry

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Legendary in performance, professional riggers around the world have come to rely on the CM Lodestar for the most demanding and challenging applications. Now available as an economical 2-ton single-reeved unit that's ideal for a variety of lifting applications.

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This 5-day SPRAT training and evaluation course is designed to provide recognition and credibility to rope access technicians. This course will cover the necessary skills for either Level 1, 2 or 3 SPRAT certification, as it applies to each participant.

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