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  • Q. What does the "W.P. & R.S." stand for in your company name?
    A. The initials belong to William Prescott and Robert Sumner Mars, the father/son team who founded the W.P. & R.S. Mars Company in 1924.

  • Q. What is the significance of the round red and black logo?
    A. The logo is the symbol for "Mars", the Roman god of war.

  • Q. Is Conveyor Belt Service part of the Mars Company?
    A. "CBS", as it is commonly known, was founded in 1953 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the W.P & R.S. Mars Co. Its primary business is the repair and installation of conveyor belts, but rubber fabrication is another service CBS provides.

  • Q. What makes the Mars Company unique?
    A. We are a local, independently-owned, regional distributor, which alone is somewhat unique in these days of large national distributors. That means we know our customers personally and are easy to do business with because decisions are made right here-right now. We also offer a mix of products and value-added services like none other in our market area. Where else can you go to buy a GearWrench combination wrench set while you wait for a 2" hydraulic hose to be coupled? Where else can you put a 3M respirator, a SECO milling cutter, a drum of Cimcool machining fluid, a Goodyear V-belt, a repaired Dynabrade grinder and a 5-gallon pail of Ice Bite on the same purchase order?

  • Q. What products does Mars Company sell?
    A. We represent some of the top brand names of Abrasives, Blast & Deburring, Cutting Tools, Hand & Power Tools, MROP, Power Transmission, & Rubber Products, Precision Measuring, Safety Supplies, Shop Tools and Supply Chain Management Services.

  • Q. What area of the country do you serve?
    A. Our branches are located within the State of Minnesota…Bloomington, Duluth and Hibbing… but our sales people also travel to North Dakota, Western Wisconsin, the U.P. of Michigan, Eastern South Dakota and parts of Northern Iowa.

  • Q. Does Mars have a catalog?
    A. Yes, we do. You can request one by simply calling or emailing one of our branches. Or you can request one through the website by clicking on the "Shopping Resources" tab and then on the "Request Mars Catalog" image.

  • Q. When did Mars begin handling power transmission products?
    A. We have been in the hose and conveyor belt business for over 50 years. However in 2004 we expanded our PT offering to include products such as pulleys, sprockets, idlers, hydraulic hose & couplings, V-belts, motors and drives. Call our Duluth office for more details about this product group.

  • Q. How do I apply for a job at Mars?
    A. Click on the Employment link on our website, print the employment application and fax or send it to the address shown.