Columbus McKinnon to Participate in RBC Capital Markets' Global Industrials Conference and CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference

AMHERST, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced today that company executives will participate in two investor conferences on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy T. Tevens will participate in and host investor meetings at RBC Capital Markets' Global Industrials Conference in Las Vegas. Columbus McKinnon's fireside chat is scheduled from 3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. PT. The fireside chat will not be webcasted.

Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer Gregory P. Rustowicz and CMCO's Treasurer Jon Adams will participate in CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference in New York City. Columbus McKinnon's presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. A link to the audio webcast of the Company's presentation, along with the accompanying slides, will be available on September 9, 2014 on the Columbus McKinnon website: The webcast replay will be archived there for 90 days following the completion of the presentation.

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. 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 website at

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future revenue and earnings, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements, including general economic and business conditions, conditions affecting the industries served by the Company and its subsidiaries, conditions affecting the Company's customers and suppliers, competitor responses to the Company's products and services, the overall market acceptance of such products and services, the effect of operating leverage, the pace of bookings relative to shipments, the ability to expand into new markets and geographic regions, the success in acquiring and integrating new businesses, and other factors disclosed in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.

CONTACT: Gregory P. Rustowicz Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer Columbus McKinnon Corporation 716-689-5442 Investor Relations: Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC 716-843-3908 dpawlowski@keiadvisors.comSource:Columbus McKinnon Corporation