Hoists and Rigging Products Available for Harsh Offshore Environments and Applications

  Hoists and Rigging Products Available for Harsh Offshore Environments and                                  Applications  Columbus McKinnon introduces new DNV Shackles and Master Sub-Assemblies to expand its product offering for the oil & gas industry  PR Newswire  AMHERST, N.Y., May 6, 2014  AMHERST, N.Y., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has expanded its line of products designed to meet the challenges of the offshore oil and gas industry to include DNV Type Approved shackles and DNV master sub-assemblies. In addition to these products, the company manufactures complete floor-to-ceiling material handling systems, including everything from overhead cranes and lifting beams to chain and rigging hardware for oil and gas applications.  Columbus McKinnon has expanded its line of products designed to meet the challenges of the offshore oil and gas industry to include DNV Type Approved shackles and DNV master sub-assemblies. The company also manufactures complete floor-to-ceiling material handling systems, including everything from overhead cranes and lifting beams to chain and rigging hardware for oil and gas applications. To learn more about CMCO’s product offering for the oil and gas industry, stop by Columbus McKinnon Booth #1605 at the Offshore Technology Conference or visit www.cmworks.com.  DNV Shackles & Sub-Assemblies Columbus McKinnon now offers an expanded line of DNV Type Approved shackles. These bolt, nut and cotter style shackles meet DNV Standard 2.7-1 Offshore Containers Specifications and comply with DNV Lifting Appliances Requirements. 3.1 works material certificates can be provided upon request.  The company also offers a line of serialized shackles and master sub-assemblies that meet DNV Standard 2.7-1 and 2.7-3 Offshore Containers Specifications and 2.22 Lifting Appliances Requirements. These products are witness tested and supplied with CG3 documentation.  Products for Hazardous Environments Columbus McKinnon's explosion-proof and spark-resistant air chain and wire rope hoists are ideal for environments with high levels of explosive gas, vapor or dust. Designed to help prevent catastrophic events and keep operators safe, some of the company's most popular explosion-proof and spark-resistant hoists include the Yale® Cable King and Global King, Shaw-Box® World Series and Budgit air chain hoists. With engineered configurations, these hoists are well suited for offshore platforms, refineries, pipelines and downstream oil and gas processing facilities.  Columbus McKinnon also manufactures low-headroom hoists, including the Zephyr from Chester Hoist, to help overcome the challenges of confined workspaces in offshore applications. We also offer rack and pinion trolley drives and track clamps that keep the trolley secured on the beam and prevent the load from moving due to vessel motion.  To learn more about our product offering for the oil and gas industry, stop by Columbus McKinnon Booth #1605 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), visit our website or contact CMCO customer service at 1-800-888-0985.  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  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140506/84644  SOURCE Columbus McKinnon Corporation  Website: http://www.cmworks.com Contact: Christie Lagowski, Communications Specialist, Columbus McKinnon Corporation, 716-689-5648, christie.lagowski@cmworks.com  
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