Debuts “Knuckleback” in powdered metal capital, donates drag mats and sponsors little league 

Cambridge, MD (May 27, 2014) -- Cambridge Engineered Solutions will officially roll out “Knuckleback,” the company’s latest high-temperature stainless steel conveyor belt developed for the powdered metal industry, on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with opening day of the St. Marys’ Little League. To celebrate a half-century of manufacturing metal belts for furnace applications, Cambridge is sponsoring a baseball team and donating two stainless steel drag mats to the popular league.

“Cambridge designed Knuckleback to provide a powdered metal manufacturer with a solution for their slag build up and high maintenance costs due to excess stretch,” said Cory Bloodsworth, Director of Market and Business Development. “After customizing and installing Knuckleback belts at a dozen different plants over the past year, we have seen revolutionary production levels.”

Bloodsworth noted that as a result of the superior productivity achieved with Knuckleback, Cambridge wanted to make the high temperature furnace conveyor belt application available at introductory prices to all manufacturers adding, “what better place to roll out our latest engineered solution than the powdered metal capital of the world?” St. Marys is home to at least 56 companies who produce 40 percent of the world’s powdered metal parts for applications in the automotive industry, home appliances and lawn and garden products.

Bloodsworth and a team of Cambridge colleagues -- Paige Wallace (Market Sales Manager), Jim Joseph (Regional Technical Account Manger), and Nicole Evans (Brand Manager) -- will attend “All Play Day” at Memorial Park, 470 Wolfel Ave. Bloodsworth will present the drag mats to League President Terry Straub and Vice President Mike Wendel during opening ceremonies, 8:45 a.m. and throw out the ceremonial first pitch in appreciation of the company’s sponsorship. The drag mats are forged from stainless steel of the PacTite flatwire belt.

With its proximity to Williamsport (85 miles), home of the world’s Little League championships since 1947, baseball is very popular in St. Marys. The league has six divisions, 28 teams and more than 250 participants. Cambridge’s signature team, managed by Scott Wehler, will sport the company’s royal blue color in the junior division.

“Cambridge’s sales and engineering teams are always looking for ways to continuously innovate and improve production,” said Tracy Tyler, President & CEO. “We are honored to officially roll out our new belt in St. Marys as we are confident that less downtime in high temp applications will lead to more quality time for our customers in their communities.” Tyler recognized the company’s reputation for ‘fun people, serious solutions’ evidenced by launching Knuckleback at “All Play Day” along with their team sponsorship and drag mat donation.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions maintains a warehouse in St. Marys stocked with at least a dozen standardized belts available for immediate pick up. For information about Knuckleback or Cambridge’s extensive line of metal conveyor belts, contact CES customer service at 877-649-7492.


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A division of Cambridge International, Cambridge Engineered Solutions is the world’s largest metal conveyor belt manufacturer and a global leader in filtration screens. For more than a century, Cambridge has developed dynamic solutions, revolutionizing industry automation and plant operations. With more than 15 exclusive product lines and over 50 patents, Cambridge’s team of dedicated engineers and experts continually devise new methods to make lines run smoother, faster, and handle more product weight. For information visit: or email:

Cambridge Engineered Solutions Donates a Drag Mat to St. Mary's All Play Day