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Columbus McKinnon Overview

Getzville, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CMCO)
Industrial Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
The phrase "need a lift?"takes on a whole new meaning at Columbus McKinnon. The company is one of North America's largest producers of equipment for lifting, positioning, or securing all kinds of large materials. Columbus ... Read more

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

Columbus McKinnon – Why Work For Us?

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 leading industrial technology company in safe and productive motion control.
Our Values
Led by a clear vision, strategy, and guiding values, we are raising the expectations of ourselves for our customers and shareholders by living the values through our daily behaviors.




Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is a leading designer and manufacturer of material handling products, systems and services which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure material. Columbus McKinnon's key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. The Company's products serve a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by Columbus McKinnon's superior product design and engineering know-how. The Company's stable of well known brand names include CM, Coffing, Duff-Norton, Pfaff, Shaw-Box and Yale. These brands hold a commanding share in the U.S. market and a growing presence abroad. Headquartered in Amherst, NY, Columbus McKinnon has a long and rich history of accomplishments dating back to 1875.

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Columbus McKinnon CEO Mark Morelli
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    "Strong momentum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Columbus McKinnon full-time (More than 3 years)


    The CEO has a clear vision and rolled out new vision and values that are exciting and going in the right direction. Some of the newer leaders are bringing an energy that is refreshing and inspiring. Like anywhere, this company is not perfect but for the first time in a long time we believe we might actually be on the right track. The company is doing well financially and hope that means we all share in the success somehow.


    Need more diversity...there are practically no women or minorities in leadership roles. Seems they are trying to make progress on diversity with some of the newer hires in management but still a long way to go. Some of the people in charge have been here a long time and do not really live the values just rolled out.

    Advice to Management

    I want management to know there are a LOT of people excited to see the improvements and want you to keep going. Keep investing in people at all levels. There are great, loyal people here who want to help the company do well, just show us the company cares about us in return. Communicate more often from the top...we want to know what is going on. Make sure the people in management actually live the values if you want to be successful in changing this place.

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Columbus McKinnon Photos

Columbus McKinnon photo of: Our Getzville Associates participating in a local blood drive.
Columbus McKinnon photo of: Meet our Associates from Salem showing what teamwork is all about!
Columbus McKinnon photo of: Our Latin American Associates team building event.
Columbus McKinnon photo of: Grand Opening of our CM-Entertainment Training Center of Excellence
Columbus McKinnon photo of: Our CMCO Interns have been building beds for children in need!
Columbus McKinnon photo of: Our North American HR Leadership team building activity - making pizzas!
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    Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Columbus McKinnon (Getzville, NY) in March 2016.


    I met with Human Resources Manager, then the department heads. Went through and thoroughly discussed resume and experiences. Discussed why I was interested in position, what the position entailed, etc. Whole interview lasted about 1 hour and was contacted within the next three days.

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