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Cambridge International / HQ: Cambridge, Md. / Employees: Approximately 400 / Specialty: Metal belts and wire cloth / Tom Ross, COO: “There is a ton of ingenuity here. Creativeness is fostered and rewarded.” Industry Pioneers after nearly a century, cambridge international has become the world’ s largest producer of metal belts. by alan dorich cambridge international strives to create easy-toinstall products that solve belting challenges. After nearly 100 years, Cambridge International is the foremost manufacturer of metal belts and wire cloth, COO Tom Ross says. Based in Cambridge, Md., the company has a long history of experience and innovation in the manufacturing industry. “[We are] leading in the industry of manufacturing metal belts and are very competitive in the areas of architectural products and environmental systems,” Ross explains, adding that the firm has a strategy to “utilize core products to open up new markets.” According to Cambridge, its roots go back to 1911 with the formation of Cambridge Inc., the world’s oldest 70 WINTER 2011 belting manufacturer. “Since our beginning days, we have been recognized as pioneers in metal mesh conveyor belting, wire cloth and filter leaves,” says Heather Collins, director of marketing at Cambridge International. In 1998, the firm merged with Maryland Wire Belts Inc. to form Cambridge International, which now serves a worldwide market through five locations. In addition, the merger with Maryland Wire Belts has allowed Cambridge International to build on its past innovations and solve new problems in more state-ofthe-art ways. “Through the years, we have developed and patented numerous belt designs,” Collins states. “Combined, we hold more patents than any other company in our industry, and we continue to dedicate significant resources to research and development, matching these with unparalleled customer service.” In addition, the company strives to bring a personal level to its service. Its clients are not a number, says Amanda Reed, customer experience director. “We understand that people buy from people, and we ensure our teams will build an experience that customers welcome and appreciate.”

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011