Columbus McKinnon To Participate In Two Conferences In March 2012

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy T. Tevens and Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer Gregory P. Rustowicz will present at two conferences in March 2012.

Sidoti & Company’s Sixteenth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum will be held in New York City on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Columbus McKinnon will be presenting from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. ET. The presentation slides will be available on the Company’s web site at http://www.cmworks.com on March 20, 2012 and archived there for 90 days following completion of the presentation.

BB&T Capital Markets’ Commercial and Industrial Conference in Coral Gables, Florida will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Columbus McKinnon’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 2:35 p.m. ET. A link to the audio webcast of Columbus McKinnon’s presentation will be available on the Columbus McKinnon website: http://www.cmworks.com. The accompanying presentation slides will also be available on the Company’s web site at http://www.cmworks.com on March 28, 2012 and archived there for 90 days following 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 or 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 web site at http://www.cmworks.com.

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