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

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

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