Training from the Comfort of your Own Home – CM’s Online Lodestar Maintenance Training

CM Hoist School is approaching—are you registered and ready for one of the best training events of the year? A great program to enroll in prior to the CM Hoist School can be completed without the expense of travel. Even if you can’t make it this March, this proven digital training course is a great resource and perfect place to start your journey into hoist maintenance for all entertainment technicians and riggers. The CM Online Lodestar Maintenance Training course is packed with the information taught in CM’s proven one-day motor class and can be completed at your own pace and on your own schedule. Even better yet, we’re offering an incredible promotion that earns you a FREE license key to this digital training (see below for full details).

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[PROMO] 10% Off All Rigging Hardware with Purchase of 5 Electric Chain Hoists

Restock, replenish, and prepare for the busy season ahead!

Are you ready for the 2017 season? Now is the time to order all of the equipment you will need to kick-off the spring and summer event circuit. We have a great promotion in our rigging department that will help you save money and time as you prepare for your upcoming events.

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Build-A-Hoist Tool: Make Quoting Fast, Accurate and Easy

Looking for an easier, more precise quote? Our Build-a-Hoist online tool ensures a painlessly fast and accurate quoting experience and helps speed up the purchasing process. This resource takes you step-by-step through the various specifications needed for proper and accurate quoting and instantly sends your chain hoist requirements to our leading hoist experts and sales team with only a few clicks.

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5 Event Production Leaders You Should Be Following on Twitter

Social media is a great platform to start conversations about the topics that mean the most to you and get opinions of friends and colleagues all in one place. We all know by now the power of Twitter and how much can be said in just 140 characters. Twitter is most people’s source of news every day, so being visible and engaging on the channel is a perfect way to stay up to date on the latest industry conversations. It is also a place where we can get a glimpse into the everyday life of some of our most important influencers—who knows, you may have more in common with your fellow colleagues than you think!

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Happy Holi-DEALS from Mountain Productions: Enjoy 15% off!

As the holiday season approaches, we want to make getting the perfect gift easy and exciting. Whether you’re buying for someone else or treating yourself, we hope that an extra 15% off of our already unbeatable prices helps you to get the gear you and your loved ones deserve!

If you’re in the market for a new pair of gloves or want the best price on an industry-leading harness, you’ll want to be sure to check out our full line of fall protection and safety gear being offered.

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The Power of Networking: 3 Reasons Why You Should Say “Hello!”

For some of us, going to a conference, meeting, or any group session can be intimidating. Networking can be a chore and somehow always seems awkward at first.

What do I say? How do I react? When should I approach someone?

Although it may be against your normal instincts to throw yourself out there and meet as many people as possible, it is one of the best ways to get the most out of every group experience in your professional career.

Our CM Hoist School is rapidly approaching. This training seminar provides a lot of benefits, including high quality-training from industry-leading instructors and exclusive sessions with representatives from the brands of gear we use every day in the field.

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Riggers’ Buying Guide: 5 Gifts to Make Their Holiday Special

Success in the event production industry often relies on teamwork, experience and the quality of your equipment. As we approach this holiday season and Mountain Productions’ Holiday Blowout Sale, we’ve put together a list of some of the equipment that would keep us smiling well beyond the winter months.

1. Dirty Rigger Sub-Zero™ XC Cold Weather Gloves

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While any member of the Dirty Rigger family of gloves would make an excellent gift for the event production expert in your life, the Sub-Zero XC gloves are perfect for those fighting against the elements.

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Riggers’ Reading List: 5 Books You Should Have in Your Collection

As the colder weather approaches, event production crews may find themselves with a little bit of free time. Whether you’re a rigger just getting started or an industry veteran, these five books are an excellent way to spend your time off the road.

1. Stage Rigging Handbook

By Jay O. Glerum

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The Stage Rigging Handbook by Jay O. Glerum has become an industry staple. This go-to guide is to the point and provides an understanding of the rigging system, how to operate each type of rigging, and maintaining and inspecting your equipment.

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Trusted Support for your Safety Plan: MTN Steel Security Fencing

With great events comes great responsibility. The safety of your patrons and performers is the most critical aspect to any festival, concert or event. Sometimes the hype that your show generates becomes so intense that it turns a highly-anticipated performance into a dangerous situation. Fans can rush past security, break down shoddy barricade and endanger security crews, staff, and themselves in the process. Maintaining secure performance areas and safe borders for audiences is easily accomplished with MTN Steel Security Fencing.

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Leica Lino: 3 Reasons You Need One on Your Next Job Site

Bringing along a member of the Leica Lino line of laser leveling devices is like bringing along another member of the team—one willing to lend a hand with some of the most frustrating tasks.  We’ve decided to highlight a mere three of the endless ways in which a Leica Lino device can make your next project a breeze.

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1. Accurate & Adaptable Alignment

When you’re on a construction or rigging site, an uneven platform or support structure could have devastating consequences to your accuracy, especially when your project is outdoors.

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