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Columbus McKinnon Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Conference Call and Webcast Information

Columbus McKinnon Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Conference Call and
Webcast Information

AMHERST, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation
(Nasdaq:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material
handling products, announced today that it has scheduled a teleconference and
webcast for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, during which
management will discuss the Company's third quarter fiscal 2014 financial
results and strategy. The Company will issue its earnings release for the
third quarter of fiscal 2014 on January 23, 2014 before the market opens.

Interested parties in the United States and Canada can participate in the
teleconference by dialing 1-888-459-1579 and providing the password "Columbus
McKinnon." The toll number for parties outside the United States and Canada is
1-210-234-7695.

The webcast will be accessible at Columbus McKinnon's web site:
www.cmworks.com.

An audio recording of the call will be available two hours after its
completion and until February 21, 2014 by dialing 1-888-566-0411 or the toll
number for parties outside the United States and Canada,
1-203-369-3041.Alternatively, you may access an archived webcast of the call
on Columbus McKinnon's web site at: http://www.cmworks.com/investors/until
February 21, 2014.In addition, a transcript of the call will be posted to the
website once available.

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, actuators, cranes and lifting 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
web site 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: Gregory P. Rustowicz
         Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
         Columbus McKinnon Corporation
         716-689-5442
         greg.rustowicz@cmworks.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Deborah K. Pawlowski
         Kei Advisors LLC
         716-843-3908
         dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com
 
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