CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist
The CM Lodestar is a brand of electric chain hoist designed, manufactured, and marketed by Columbus McKinnon Corporation. The first CM Lodestar was produced in 1955. The oldest known working CM Lodestar is a Model E serial number L-3150X, made in November 1955. It is owned by ZFX Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. The oldest one in continuous use was installed in Murray Industrial Supply Company in February 1956. Mostly used in industrial applications, CM Lodestar has modified editions for stage rigging, cleanroom environments and wind turbines.
Columbus McKinnon Corporation manufactured the millionth CM Lodestar in 2006.
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