Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Classic Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist is Back

Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Classic Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist is Back

The legendary, American-made theatrical motor returns to the entertainment

PR Newswire

AMHERST, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2013

AMHERST, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Columbus McKinnon Corporation
(NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material
handling products, is bringing the CM-ET Classic Lodestar electric chain hoist
back by customer demand. Entertainment staging and rigging professionals have
relied on this iconic hoist for more than three decades to lift and position
everything from lighting to sound equipment in the most prestigious venues
around the world. 


The Classic Lodestar is made in the USA and available through the Columbus
McKinnon network of distributors. Full product information is available on the
Classic Lodestar web page.

"The Classic Lodestar has been the rigging standard in the entertainment
industry for decades and many of our customers have requested that we make
this universally trusted hoist available again," said Steve Vitello, CMCO
Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Hoists & Rigging – North America. "We
are thrilled to return the Classic Lodestar to the CM-ET portfolio to meet the
overwhelming demand of its loyal user base."

"The Classic Lodestar perfectly complements the new Lodestar launched in 2011,
which was designed to meet European standards. The Classic Lodestar is best
suited for touring companies and indoor/outdoor productions, while the new
Lodestar is ideal for permanent theater and D8+ type applications," said
Vitello. "Not all entertainment venues are created equal and now customers
have a choice and can select the motor that works best for their application.
These exceptional motors address the entire spectrum of entertainment industry
needs for every venue with uncompromised safety, performance, endurance and

To learn more about the CM-ET Classic Lodestar and our other entertainment
products and services, contact customer service at 1-800-888-0985 or visit

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

SOURCE Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Contact: Christie Lagowski, Communications Specialist, Columbus McKinnon
Corporation, 716-689-5648,
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