Mark Paradowski Appointed Vice President and Officer of Columbus McKinnon Corporation

  Mark Paradowski Appointed Vice President and Officer of Columbus McKinnon

Business Wire

AMHERST, N.Y. -- September 4, 2013

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer
and marketer of material handling products, announced today that its Board of
Directors has appointed Mark Paradowski as Vice President – Information
Services of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Since 2010, Mr. Paradowski has been Director – Global Information Systems for
the Company and has led the global integration of the Company’s Information
Services platforms and business systems. He first joined Columbus McKinnon in
1997 as Technical Manager in the Information Services Department and has held
progressively more challenging roles since. In his role as Vice President –
Information Services, Mr. Paradowski will continue to provide his expertise in
critical strategic and tactical initiatives, including the Company’s global
rollout of it new enterprise management system. He will also serve on the
Company’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Paradowski earned his degrees in Business Administration and Management
Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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 and rigging tools. 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 website at

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include,
but are not limited to, statements concerning future revenue and earnings,
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could
cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results
expressed or implied by such statements, including general economic and
business conditions, conditions affecting the industries served by the Company
and its subsidiaries, conditions affecting the Company's customers and
suppliers, competitor responses to the Company's products and services, the
overall market acceptance of such products and services, the effect of
operating leverage, the pace of bookings relative to shipments, the ability to
expand into new markets and geographic regions, the success in acquiring new
business, the speed at which shipments improve, and other factors disclosed in
the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this release.


Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Gregory P. Rustowicz, 716-689-5442
Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Gary Krypel, 716-689-5563
Communications Marketing Manager
Investor Relations:
Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah K. Pawlowski, 716-843-3908
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