About Columbus McKinnon

With a history spanning almost 150 years, Columbus McKinnon has become a global leader in intelligent motion solutions for material handling. Our high-quality brands, such as CM, STAHL CraneSystems, Yale, Magnetek, Coffing, Dorner and Duff-Norton, work together to move the world forward and improve lives. Whether it’s increasing safety or improving productivity, our intelligent motion technology is hard at work worldwide.

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A Global Organization

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbus McKinnon’s global footprint includes offices and manufacturing facilities across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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  • 50+ Countries With Our Products
  • 3000+ Employees Worldwide
  • 16 Brands Across The Globe
  • 150+ Years Experience

Our Purpose

Together we create intelligent motion solutions that move the world forward and improve lives. Click the link to learn more about our purpose in motion!

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Our Mission

We provide expert, professional-grade solutions and products, building the trust of customers by solving their high-value problems.


Our Vision

To become the global leader in safe and productive intelligent motion solutions.​

Our Values

Our six values drive everything we do at Columbus McKinnon.

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Connect Safety To Everything You Do

Take personal responsibility. Care for our people. Build products everyone can trust.

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Be Easy To Do Business With

Focus on the customer. Listen. Simplify.

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Deliver On Your Commitments

Aim for greatness. Do your best. Hold yourself accountable.

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Think Differently

Be proactive with ideas. Ask questions. Be part of the solution.


Win As A Team

Embrace diversity. Respect each other. Celebrate success.

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Act With Integrity

Do the right thing. Extend trust. Appreciate differences.

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Explore Our Intelligent Motion Solutions

Every Columbus McKinnon product is engineered to help our customers work smarter, while improving the safety, uptime, and productivity of their operations. Our innovative, intelligent solutions combine equipment used to lift and move materials with industry-leading control and automation technology.

Life At Columbus McKinnon

At Columbus McKinnon, what you build matters. Encouraging growth and teamwork, Columbus McKinnon strives to foster a diverse workforce of engineers, designers, application experts, business leaders, and much more. When you join Columbus McKinnon, you join an organization focused on innovative solutions, strong relationships and helping you create a well-rounded career.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

We are more devoted than ever to ESG efforts and corporate responsibility. We are making significant investments in our people and systems to enable meaningful progress in areas including, environmental stewardship, safety, workplace diversity and inclusion, connecting with our communities, and our governance processes. 

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Professional Associations

Columbus McKinnon maintains active membership in a variety of national and international organizations in order to play an active role in supporting the future of our industry.

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Columbus McKinnon ISO 9001 Certified Facilities

At Columbus McKinnon (CMCO), quality is an integral part of everything we do. Our customers can be confident they’ll receive consistent quality from the CMCO family of brands from design and production to installation and service.