Hoists Direct Announces Executive Hire

Columbus McKinnon corporate trainer Chris Zgoda joins Hoists Direct to build service division.

Albemarle, NC -- (SBWire) -- 02/03/2017 --Hoists Direct, supplier of hoists, overhead cranes, below-the-hook devices and winches for industrial customers hires Chris Zgoda as Team Leader to build new hoist & crane service division.

Chris Zgoda was most recently a corporate trainer at Columbus McKinnon Corporation. At Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Chris trained technicians on overhead crane & hoist inspections and hoist technician repair certification. Chris is an advanced rigger through the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) program. Prior to joining Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Chris was a project manager at Simmers Crane Design & Services where Chris was responsible for overseeing job operations, purchasing and facilitating installs & upgrades.

"Hoists Direct is a platinum distributor for Columbus McKinnon and is one of the largest distributors of CM hoists in the United States. I look forward to building the company's hoist service and overhead crane inspection capabilities," said Chris Zgoda.

At Hoists Direct, Chris will initially focus on building the company's service and inspection capabilities of hoist-trolley-bridge crane systems. In addition, Chris will build a team focused on providing service and support for Magnetek radios, crane controls and drives.

"Our new service division will leverage our expertise in monorail crane systems, bridge cranes and crane parts and complement our position as a leading supplier of winch-hoists, electric chain hoists and overhead cranes," says Joey Collins, Founder of Hoists Direct.

Hoists Direct employs certified CMCO and Harrington technicians and plans to add additional technicians to its staff in 2017. Repair services will initially be offered on Budgit, CM, Coffing, Harrington, Lodestar, Shopstar, Shaw-Box and Yale Hoists. The new crane service and inspection offering will be added to the hoist repair section of the company's online website in the first quarter of 2017.

About Hoists Direct LLC
Hoists Direct, based in Albemarle, N.C. is a supplier of industrial hoists, overhead cranes, below-the-hook lifting devices and winches. The company is a hoist specialist with dedicated in-house engineering resources to design custom overhead lifting and below-the-hook devices for complex industrial hoisting applications throughout North America. The company distributes all leading hoist, winch and overhead crane brands and offers free shipping to the lower 48 states for most products.

For more information on Hoists Direct LLC visit their website or call 866-464-7871.

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Joey Collins

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