Many entered but only one would win the prize. With the launch of The Lodestar, visitors to the site could register for a drawing for one free Columbus McKinnon Lodestar chain hoist. And the winner is Tara Denise of Harpo Studios! Tara is Lighting Director for The Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s worked at Harpo Studios for 11 years. She says her favorite part of her job working on one of the most popular talk shows is the "sheer craziness of it all."

When she received the call, notifying her that she is the lucky winner, her first response was to burst out into an impromptu song, "I won a chain motor! I won a chain motor!" The timing couldn’t be better. The new motor will come in handy for a new set being built for the show.

The Lodestar is a web-store created just for Columbus McKinnon Lodestar Chain Hoists and the thousands of parts and accessories for them – all just a mouse click away. The Lodestar offers Next Day Service and Live Representatives to answer all customer questions, plus an extensive database of answers for troubleshooting questions.

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