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Thanks for your interest the Reed Rigging CM Mega School – April 2018!

After completing the form below, you will receive an email link to finalize your registration and submit payment. Please feel free to call at any time with questions – we’re looking forward to seeing you in April!

Learn the critical skills you need to effectively work in live event production.

This 5-day training program is a combination of CM-ET’s well-known RTC training plus hands-on rope access and rigging training. Manufacturers’ representatives from Xtreme Structures & Fabrication and Motion Laboratories will also be on hand to teach proper safety and use of truss and motor control systems.

Rigging  Techniques

  • Structure Climbing and Work Positioning
  • Rope Access, Ascending, Descending, and Rescue
  • Entertainment Rigging
  • Truss Use and Inspection
  • Motor Control and Load Monitoring

Participants can earn up to 24 training credits towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

Columbus McKinnon RTC Motor Certification School

This ETCP-recognized training session covers all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists.

Participants can earn up to 12 training credits towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

Meet Your Trainers

Dave Carmack is in his 41st year with CM and has served many roles during his tenure. From 20 years of manufacturing the Lodestar, to Engineering Research and Development Lab Technician and Product Engineer before becoming our Entertainment Trainer. Dave has taught classes on 6 of the 7 continents.

Bob Lannon is an ETCP Arena /Theater certified rigger, Society of Rope Access Level 3 Technician and CM Certified Hoist Technician. He is a working Entertainment and Traveling production Rigger with over 20 years of experience working at height in the Entertainment, Building Maintenance, and Media Marketing Industries. He has worked on a variety of locations and structures from Arenas and Stadiums, High Rise Buildings, Towers, and Smoke Stacks.


We have secured a special rate of $99 per night at the Chicago Midway Hyatt Place Hotel just South of Midway Airport, and you may follow the link directly to the booking site. Please note that reservations must be completed by March 23, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Please Note

The Rigging Techniques course is limited to only eight (8) participants and can fill up quickly. The CM RTC Motor School has room for up to twenty (20) attendees. Once space is filled for any course, the form below will be updated to a “Wait-List Only” status.

All available spaces for the Rigging Techniques course and CM RTC Motor School are currently filled. You may still register for the wait lists on a first come, first served basis and will be notified by April 8th if any spaces become available.