Training Facilities

Niagara Training Center

Niagara Training Center

Located outside of Buffalo, New York, at the company’s Global Headquarters, Columbus McKinnon’s Niagara Training Center features a state-of-the-art classroom plus a 3,700 square foot hands-on training facility.

This facility was designed to provide best-in-class training to our customers and end users. With an overhead crane system, jib crane and free-standing workstation, this location is configured to replicate several different work environments and applications.

The Niagara Training Center features:

  • A state-of-the-art classroom with seating for up to 15 students
  • More than 75 manual and powered hoists, including brands like CM, Coffing, Budgit, Yale and Little Mule
  • A 3-ton, 50-foot span overhead crane system accompanied by a Yale Global King wire rope hoist, fully equipped with a Magnetek VFD and a wireless radio remote control
  • A complete Unified Industries ETA Aluminum workstation equipped with fully-operational hoists to simulate a true work environment
  • A complete ground level crane installation and repair station with rail, end trucks, bridge and hoist
  • A full selection of slings and rigging equipment
  • A customizable crane obstacle course
  • A lobby area showcasing the history of Columbus McKinnon’s presence in the material handling industry


Rock Lititz

Located on a 96-acre live event production campus, Columbus McKinnon’s Rock Lititz training facility is designed to provide hands-on training to entertainment riggers in an environment custom designed for production professionals.

Located in Pod #2, the collaborative hub of the Rock Lititz campus, Columbus McKinnon is side-by-side with more than twenty companies focused on the needs of the entertainment industry. Staffed by our industry-expert trainer, Brian Leister, our one-of-a-kind Rock Lititz training facility also provides on-site application and product expertise to touring companies at the Rock Lititz Studio.


On-Site & Regional Training:

Columbus McKinnon can bring training to your location, so your personnel get trained on your equipment. We also offer classes at our Regional Training Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina