Columbus McKinnon's people, products, solutions, and safety training programs help build a better world every day. We work together, guided by our mission, vision, and values, lifting up the communities where we live and serve.


Lifting Communities Up

Columbus McKinnon associates are committed to making a difference in their local communities. Whether it's raising money for local homeless shelters through long-term fundraising activities, taking part in dog walks to support the SPCA or coming together to help make a child's wish come true, we are committed to supporting community outreach. Our associates are always looking for ways to give back to our communities year after year -- it's just part of the way we do business.


Columbus McKinnon Hungary Competes in Ultrablaton

Columbus McKinnon Hungary set up the Columbus Running Team EMEA that participated in the XVI. NN Ultrabalaton from April 30 to May 1, 2022. The Ultrabalaton is a 210 km relay race around lake Balaton in Hungary. Nine participants from four countries, including employees from our locations in Germany, Italy and Hungary, finished the course in 22:38:14 hours. Congratulations and a big thanks to all runners and helpers for this achievement. Great teamwork!


Green Team Hosts Campus Clean-Up

The Menomonee Falls Green Team hosted a campus clean-up to celebrate Arbor Day/Earth Day! Green Teams are just one initiative Columbus McKinnon is undertaking to be an environmental steward. We are actively developing products and standards that protect the environment as well.


2022 Ride for Roswell

CMCO raised money for the 2022 Ride for Roswell by hosting several Spirit Days. 716 Day was represented well!


Company Run for Augsburg Chapel Middle School

Once again, Columbus McKinnon participated in the company run in Augsburg, Germany. Each runner paid a registration fee of one Euro, with more than 6,300 runners taking part in the 5.3km run to support the Augsburg Chapel Middle School. This school urgently needed a new outdoor area that would enable the children to play together and allow instructors to teach sports to the students. Thanks to this charity event, a new basketball hoop area has been built for the students. Many thanks to all participating CMCO runners!

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Glen Park Cleanup

Associates from Columbus McKinnon's Getzville, New York headquarters spent an October Saturday at Glen Falls in Williamsville, NY, cleaning up the surrounding park for the local community.


Pi Day Fundraiser for Camp Good Days & Special Times

Fundraising for Camp Good Days & Special Times while celebrating π Pi Day at our Getzville, NY headquarters! Associates paid to taste and vote on pies baked by volunteer employee bakers.

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HospiceBuffalo Spring Bouquet Sale

Columbus McKinnon's Getzville Associates participated in the HospiceBuffalo Spring Bouquet Sale, the Hospice Foundation's largest annual event. The Sale raises money for and brings much needed public awareness for Hospice Buffalo and its mission.

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Magnetek and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Associates from Magnetek had a great time lending a hand last November with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The team helped sort and stock over 17,000 lbs. of donated product, equaling 14,160 meals worth of food!

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Partnership with ConnectLife Buffalo

Columbus McKinnon's Getzville location regularly welcomes ConnectLife, Western New York's only organ, eye, tissue, & community blood center, for on-site blood drives and demonstrations. Educating the community, inspiring donation, and connecting lives. When COVID-19 shut down local blood drives, Columbus McKinnon Getzville became a ConnectLife “Emergency Gear Partner” instead, helping purchase much-needed gloves, masks, and sanitization materials that will keep donors and staff safe.

Past Community Features

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2021 Safety Calendar

The winners of Columbus McKinnon's global safety drawing contest make up the 2021 Safety Calendar! 100% of calendar proceeds go to Kids' Chance of America for scholarships for children affected by a parent's work-related injury or death.

Christmas for Kinderweihnachtswunsch 2020

Employes from Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH and Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH have collected gifts for 𝟏.𝟐𝟎𝟎 𝐄𝐔𝐑 for the association “Kinderweihnachtswunsch”, supporting children and teenagers living in social institutions in our region.

Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH Ice Cream Day

The Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH and Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH teams dug into some ice-cream for charity. 800.00 EUR for „Der bunte Kreis,“ a local foundation in Augsburg that supports chronically ill children in the region. This is the amount from our ice cream sold for the 2020 event!

Columbus McKinnon's Global Teams Celebrate Christmas 2019

Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Columbus McKinnon’s global footprint includes offices and manufacturing facilities across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our international family celebrates the holidays across the globe, ringing in 2020!

Organ Donation Demonstration

ConnectLife brought a kidney to Columbus McKinnon's Getzville location to educate associates on the benefits of blood donation and becoming an organ donor.