Mountain Productions' CM Hoist School is the premiere hoist maintenance and rigging training offered in the industry. Students receive professional training over 5 days and cover a variety of production topics and concepts.
Network with colleagues from all over the world, attend the best rigging training seminars in the industry and receive renewal credits toward ETCP Rigging Certification. Upon successful completion, students are also awarded RTC (Road Technician Certification).
Join us on site at Mountain Productions in Wilkes-Barre, PA and enjoy hotel accommodations, transportation, and nightly outings to local entertainment hotspots.
Easily register online at Mountain Productions Rigging Shop, call us, or email us for the registration forms. This is an excellent opportunity for up and coming riggers and techs - save the date and don't miss the 32nd Annual CM Hoist School!
Mountain Productions' CM Hoist School has a long history, made possible through our close relationship with Columbus McKinnon. From an early stage in entertainment production's infancy, Mountain Productions has believed that the key to success lies in safe, efficient, and proper handling of equipment, as well as thorough training for employees and crews.
The CM Hoist School was created out of the mindset that education and training can shape the future of the industry.
For over 30 years, Mountain Productions has inspired thousands of students and given them the tools needed to succeed. Although we have grown since our first CM Hoist School and have evolved the event into a comprehensive experience of education and networking, our focus remains the same since day one: prepare the industry’s next best talent for the future of entertainment rigging.
Take a trip back in time with us and follow the link below to learn more about the 32 year history of CM Hoist School.
Our CM Hoist School students are trained by leading professionals in the entertainment industry and cover a wide range of topics. While our main focus is on hoist maintenance and rigging, attendees also participate in sessions regarding relevant topics such as truss loading, motor control, fall protection, and more. Click on the images below to learn more about our 2017 CM Hoist School seminars.
This year, attendees will get an exclusive look into some of our valuable vendors and the exciting products they have to offer. During lunch, representatives from entertainment’s most reliable brands will host interactive sessions with our students, providing information on current product lines and new offerings. Have a question? Get the answer straight from the source itself.
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One of our favorite things about CM Hoist School is getting to meet the diverse group of students we receive each year. Over the years, we’ve worked hard to make sure that the CM Hoist School is an enjoyable and informative experience in every way, and we have been grateful to welcome students...
We’re excited to offer a handful of great promotions accompanying our CM Hoist School—we want everyone to have access to the training and resources that will help them succeed. Here are the exclusive, bonus benefits of coming to our CM Hoist School: Special Discount Pricing for USITT Mem...
Get Inspired, Get Trained, Get to Work Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Join us on March 20th for five days of professional hoist maintenance and rigging training at our 32nd Annual CM Hoist School! We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the...
We’re excited to host Ed Leahy from Chicago Flyhouse as the new rigging trainer at our 32nd CM Hoist School event. Ed is a veteran of the rigging industry, working with the world renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater as their Technical Director before transitioning to The Chicago Flyhouse ...
We’re back with another handy resource detailing the proper lubrication procedures for 5 areas of a CM Lodestar. Maintaining hoists will greatly improve the operation and longevity of your equipment—make sure you’re taking the steps necessary to get the most out of your hoists. Thi...
We’re excited to announce Wade Mannes from LMG as our CM Technician of the Month! Wade gave us some quick info about himself and his career before bustling away to his next job. Read more below. How long have you been working with CM motors? Wade: I have been working with CM hoists for 6 year...