CM Entertainment Technology

The Power To Perform

The Global Standard for Entertainment Rigging

From international sporting events and tours to Broadway musicals and theaters, event organizers and production companies rely on CM-Entertainment products to make sure the show goes on.

CM Entertainment Products

Chains & Chain Accessories

Chains & Chain Accessories

Electric and Air Hoists

Electric and Air Hoists

Manual Hoists

Manual Hoists

New Product Alert: CM® BatteryStar™

The CM BatteryStar Battery Powered Chain hoist is built with industry-leading technology from Columbus McKinnon and Milwaukee Tool®. Designed for portability and easy installation, the BatteryStar can have you lifting in minutes – simply attach the hoist to an anchor point, slide in a battery, and you’re ready to go!

CM-ET Lodestar D8+ Now SQP2 Compliant

The Lodestar D8+ meets all 2018 SQP2 requirements and is the only product on the market certified to meet this standard by TÜV SÜD. With a design factor of 8:1 and double brake installed, the Lodestar D8+ meets the highest level of safety for all world standards.

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A Commitment to Live Event Professionals

Columbus McKinnon is committed to serving the needs of the entertainment industry, developing products and training to not only help riggers work safe, but keep performers and event goers safe as well. Beginning in 1981, when we reengineered our flagship industrial hoist, the CM® Lodestar®, to meet the unique application requirements of the entertainment industry, we’ve spent decades working hand-in-hand with rigging professionals.

CM Entertainment Training

About Training

Learn all about our various training options, meet our trainers, and understand what to expect when you attend Columbus McKinnon training classes.  

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Training for riggers and hoist maintenance professionals in the entertainment industry.

Online Training

Get all the benefits of Columbus McKinnon training from the comfort of your home or office.

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Safety in Entertainment

CM-Entertainment is the industry leader in rigging products and safety education, powering performances while training and promoting safety for entertainment riggers.

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About CM Entertainment

About CM-ET

Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Technology (CM-ET) is the entertainment industry leader in providing quality lifting and positioning equipment for riggers around the globe.

CM-ET electric chain motors, ratchet hoists, chain and rigging products are recognized in venues throughout the world. Since 1955, the CM Lodestar electric hoist has been trusted by generations of users for its consistent operation and long-life for years.

Wherever the show takes place, our global network of entertainment distributors is available to offer assistance with parts, service, or accessories. So, make sure your event is a success, turn to the company with more than 135 years of experience in meeting the needs of our customers - turn to Columbus McKinnon.

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Intelligent Solutions Production Plants

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.

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Join our CM-ET Riggers Forum for exclusive content, free trainings & direct interaction with our CM-ET certified trainers.