Embrace Diversity

We’re dedicated to building a company that embraces our differences and where everyone is welcome.


"At Columbus McKinnon, our people are our most valuable asset. With their unique identity, perspective, and talents, each person makes us stronger and drives our global organization forward. That's why diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our culture.

We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse global workforce and creating a respectful and inclusive environment. This not only allows our employees to thrive, but helps Columbus McKinnon contribute to a more equitable world."

- David J. Wilson, President & CEO 

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Shaping Our Future

At Columbus McKinnon, we are committed to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion and making it central to our culture. We know the positive impact diverse and inclusive teams have on our employees, customers, and communities around the world.

Win As a Team

This is one of Columbus McKinnon’s Core Values.

Working as a team will make us more effective because we can rely on each other and build on our collective strengths to meet our goals. The result is a more engaging and, ultimately, more rewarding experience for each of us.

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"My focus is creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and contribute their best. We are placing an emphasis on developing our people and building a deep and diverse talent pool.”

By Melissa Hill, Director of Talent and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups play a critical role in building a culture that appreciates differences. These employee-led groups bring together individuals who share similar interests and goals. 

In 2020, Columbus McKinnon launched our first ERG with the implementation of "WIN" - the Women's Influence Network. WIN aims to champion, inspire and engage aspiring women at Columbus McKinnon through a series of networking opportunities, leadership-building programs and speaker series.