AMHERST, N.Y., December 13, 2012 – Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:
    CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products,
    has made its popular Yale Global King electric wire rope hoist available in Canada as a
    Quick Ship Program.

    The Canadian 24 Hour Quick Ship Program offers select Global King units as a standard
    monorail unit or as a complete plug & play crane kit. These units have been configured
    for broad appeal, while living up to our own standards of dependability and durability.

    Both the monorail hoist and plug & play crane kit Canadian 24 Hour offerings come in 3,
    5, 7-1/2 and 10 ton units. For more product details and specification information, please
    visit www.cmworks.com/globalkingwireropehoistsavailablewithquickship

    An upgraded 3-year warranty is offered as a standard on the Global King hoists. This
    warranty change is a reflection of the hoist exceeding expectations and providing one of
    the lowest costs of ownership over its 10-years in the market.

    All Global King models continue to be available through the Columbus McKinnon
    network of crane builders and distributors. For a list of distributors, please contact
    customer service at 1-800-888-0985 or go to www.cmworks.com

    About Columbus McKinnon
    Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in the material handling industry, supplying
    products and systems that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure
    materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged
    attachments. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that
    require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.
    Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its web site at
    http://www.cmworks.com.

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