Jon Adams Named Treasurer of Columbus McKinnon Corporation

  Jon Adams Named Treasurer of Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Business Wire

AMHERST, N.Y. -- October 31, 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 Jon Adams as Treasurer of Columbus McKinnon
Corporation. In his role as Treasurer, Mr. Adams will lead the company’s
global cash management and investment processes as well as its debt
administration, risk management, and North American credit and collections
functions.

Greg Rustowicz, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Columbus
McKinnon commented, “We welcome Jon to the Columbus McKinnon team. We expect
Jon’s depth of finance experience along with his leadership and analytical
skills will be a great asset for us as we continue to expand our global
footprint and execute our capital allocation strategies.”

Mr. Adams joins Columbus McKinnon after most recently serving as the Finance
Leader for the Silanes business for Momentive Performance Materials, where he
was responsible for leading the planning, budgeting, reporting and financial
analysis for the global business unit. In his time at Momentive Performance
Materials, Mr. Adams served in a number of financial capacities each with
progressively more responsibility. Prior to Momentive Performance Materials,
he began his career with Ernst & Young.

Mr. Adams is a CPA and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration from Bucknell University and a Master of Science degree in
Accounting from the University of Virginia.

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
http://www.cmworks.com.

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.

Contact:

Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Gregory P. Rustowicz
Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
716-689-5442
greg.rustowicz@cmworks.com
or
Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Gary Krypel
Communications Marketing Manager
716-689-5563
gary.krypel@cmworks.com
or
Investor Relations:
Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah K. Pawlowski
716-843-3908
dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com