Columbus McKinnon opens training centre

12 December 2011

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Columbus McKinnon will bring new life its original headquarters in Tonawanda, New York, converting its former LodeRail production plant into a training center.

The training centre will host both operator certification training and inspection training courses, covering all topics related to hoists and overhead cranes.
Instructors will teach courses using a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on instruction using equipment in the field. 
Core subjects covered in the next year will include operator courses for both mobile and overhead cranes as well as hoist rigging, maintenance and inspection.
Columbus McKinnon will provide courses not only to distributors in the hoist and overhead crane sector seeking greater familiarity with their products, but also to overhead crane users in factories or assembly plants who want to gain operational skills.
Awareness of cranes’ technological capabilities and safety requirements can enhance productivity for these businesses. 
Columbus McKinnon said, “The leading edge training programs are designed to increase workplace productivity while emphasizing ergonomics and worker safety.” 
Columbus McKinnon is an international material handling equipment manufacturer with wide ranging products including hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments.