[INFOGRAPHIC] CM Hoist School Fast Facts

We’ve got some fast facts straight from our CM Hoist School for you! Check out some of the memories and milestones that we’ve collected over the 30+ year history of the CM Hoist School (click on image to enlarge):

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See Mountain Productions’ Rigging & Install Capabilities at USITT’s 57th Annual Conference & Stage Expo – Booth 1813

Our Trade Show Tour is heading to St. Louis to exhibit at one of the largest full production event conference’s in America—the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. With over 307 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, USITT’s conference is a valuable place to “generate new ideas, examine new products, create and strengthen connections, and learn about what you need to succeed in the coming production and year.” (Learn more about the USITT conference at their website by clicking here)

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3 MORE Things You’ll Love About Our CM Hoist School

Last year, we published 10 Things You’ll Love About Our CM Hoist School just before our 2016 annual event. To help get ready for the 32nd Annual CM Hoist School, we decided it was time to bring you 3 MORE things you’ll love about CM Hoist School.
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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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New Vendor Sessions at CM Hoist School: Lunch and Learn

This year we are introducing a new series of vendor sessions that will give our attendees first-hand seminars with the renowned brands that they use on a daily basis. The CM Hoist School Lunch and Learn vendor sessions will provide discussions hosted by brand representatives that are focused on informing and updating our attendees on the latest equipment they have to offer.

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While attendees enjoy lunch, our vendors will present a quick dive into their products and most recent offerings. Students are encouraged to interact and ask questions—you’ll get the answer straight from the source!

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The French Connection: Checking in with our first International CM Hoist School student

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 from all over the globe as the school’s popularity grew.

We love to hear back from our graduates, and how our training has helped them to succeed with their individual endeavors. Recently, we were contacted by one of our past attendees, whose story is too good not to share…

Cedric

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4 Special CM Hoist School Promotions – Get the most out of your training!

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 Members

$1,200.00 –> $1,000.00

  • This is our biggest discount ever for our CM Hoist School, and we’re happy to extend this to verified members of USITT. Sometimes quality training seminars can break the bank—save money today on world-class training at the CM Hoist School with this offer!

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2017 CM Hoist School Registration Now Open!

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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 2017 event, and we’d like to invite you to hit the books, learn from the best, and receive your Road Technician Certification at the CM Hoist School. We all know the value of proper training and education—the time is now to improve your skill and learn the safest, most efficient ways to advance your career.

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[Q+A] Insight from the Experts – Ed Leahy and The Chicago Flyhouse

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 Inc. as their Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager. Chicago Flyhouse is a diverse production company providing a wide range of theatrical rigging services, including stage/studio rigging, automation, softgoods, safety/fall protection, and more. Ed took some time to talk to us about the Safer Venue program (Chicago Flyhouse’s rigging inspection program), what he’s seen change in the industry over the years, his career launch into rigging and more.

Ed Leahy from The Chicago Flyhouse

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CM Lodestar Lubricant Guide

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. This is a quick reference guide, but if you need more information or assistance, we’re only a phone call away. Enjoy!

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