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140th Anniversary Fun Fact #43

2004: Columbus McKinnon Develops the CM Liberator® Tire Shredding Machine

Columbus McKinnon develops the CM Liberator® tire shredding machine. The Liberator is specifically designed to process steel belted passenger car and truck tires into shreds or chips smaller than one inch. Rubber material produced by this machine can be used for playgrounds, in rubber applications and as crumb rubber feed stock. What makes the Liberator unique is that it also separates the wire from the tire, allowing it to be recovered and sold to the steel industry.

Columbus McKinnon manufactures tire shredding machines at its facility in Sarasota, Florida.

140th Anniversary Fun Fact #31
1995: Lift-Tech International is Acquired

In 1995, Columbus McKinnon acquires Lift-Tech International, a hoist maker with locations in Muskegon, Michigan, and Lisbon, Ohio. With the acquisition comes three strong product lines: Shaw-Box, Budgit and Chester Hoist.

Today, we manufacture the Shaw-Box line of wire rope hoists at our facility in Wadesboro, North Carolina. We continue to produce Chester hoists as well as manual Budgit hoists at the Lisbon facility. Powered Budgit hoists are manufactured at our plant in Damascus, Virginia.

140th Anniversary Fun Fact #30
1996: Columbus McKinnon Goes Public

In February 1996, Columbus McKinnon becomes a publicly traded stock company under the ticker symbol CMCO on the NASDAQ. The NASDAQ Stock Market is an American/Canadian stock exchange. It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization. The trading started at $15.00 /share.

The following Associates were on the Goldman Sachs trading floor just prior to the first trade of CMCO stock: Herb Ladds, President and CEO; Ned Librock, VP Sales; Tim Tevens, COO; and Bob Montgomery, CFO.

140th Anniversary Fun Fact #10
1936: The CM Model P Puller Makes its Debut
Columbus McKinnon debuts the CM Model P Puller ratchet lever hoist. This was the first CM hoist to use carburized alloy load chain, a lighter and harder load chain that paved the way for a whole new generation of CM hoists. The Model P Puller was also the first time CM chain was used in a CM hoist. This hoist is the predecessor to the CM 640 Puller.
Today our CM 640 puller is manufactured in Damascus, Virginia.
140 Years of Innovation. Lifting. Positioning. Securing. Safely.

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CM Videos - Learn the 4 Stages of tire recycling here!

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Check out all of our CM "How To" videos!

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Be sure to check the all 4 Stages of the tire recycling process from CM

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Be sure to check out our new videos on the 4 Stages of Tire Recycling!

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How To Video #4 - Stage 4 - Final Milling and Screening

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How To Video #3 - Stage 3 Scrap Tire Processing - Granulation and Fiber Removal
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