Columbus McKinnon to Sponsor ICHC ProMat

Columbus McKinnon Corp. (CMCO) has signed up to sponsor the Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (ICHC), co-located at ProMat, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., on Tues., March 22, 2011. ICHC will be staged by Industrial Lift and Hoist (ILH) magazine.

CMCO, a global leader in providing products and application knowledge to help its customers lift, position, or secure materials easily and safely, will also deliver a case study as a member of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) in the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) product group section of the program.

Additionally, CMCO representatives Peter Cooke, a rigging specialist, and EOT crane expert Tom Reardon will sit on a panel discussion exploring regulations and training as they relate to overhead crane operators, rigging below-the-hook, and signal persons. Cooke and Reardon will help discuss: with the revision of federal OSHA mobile crane regulations, where does certification and training stand with overhead crane owners and users?

Rob Beightol, director of marketing communications, Columbus McKinnon Corp., said: "Columbus McKinnon was the primary sponsor of ICHC Houston 2010, and we look forward to participating in this way as the program is featured in both Houston and Chicago in 2011. We interacted with individuals at many levels during the initial event, and we look forward to numerous educational opportunities at the events in 2011."

Richard Howes, associate publisher and editor, ILH, said: "With a 135-year tradition, CMCO's sponsorship of ICHC ProMat is a huge endorsement from the industry of the quality we are building into this gathering of overhead crane and hoist users.  Having the brand—and individuals like Peter Cooke and Tom Reardon—involved in a presenting capacity only strengthens the product further."

ICHC ProMat takes place above the largest show floor of lifting and moving technology you will see anywhere in the States next year. It is the most dynamic, innovative plant and facility managers' forum the lifting industry has ever put together. End users can't afford to miss the valuable lessons that will be served up during a value-packed, one-day program. The event is structured to promote the sharing of knowledge among industry peers. The program includes presentations from end users, safety experts and manufacturers, following a keynote by a highly regarded economist.

Lyle Moran, the EHS training manager for Sikorsky Aircraft; Joe Crews, president of Crews Crane Training International; and a case study from Gorbel Inc. are just a handful of other highlights. See the full program here:

The cost to attend ICHC is just $275, including lunch, coffee breaks, and entrance to ProMat. Can you afford not to be there?

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