WELCOME TO CONVEYOR BELT SERVICE, INC.
Conveyor Belt Service (CBS) was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the W.P. & R.S. Mars Company in 1953. Over the last 70 years, both CBS and Mars have been partnered with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Industrial Products Division (now Continental) supplying both first-class belting and installation services to wide variety of conveyor users. Our customer base includes the taconite mines on the Iron Range in Northern MN and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. CBS also does a substantial amount of belt installation and splicing work for dock terminals, Great Lakes cargo-carrying vessels, wood products manufacturing facilities and coal-fired power plants. Although our geographic niche is the Upper Midwest, we have done belt work all over the United States.
Safety is the #1 core value at CBS. Our belt technicians make every effort to not only get the job done with quality and speed in mind, but also with safety at the forefront. Other services CBS provides include belt slitting, mechanical splicing, custom-cut rubber parts, and making splice kits. We also carry a large inventory of used belting. Additionally, we manage a $4 million belt inventory for our parent company, Mars Supply.
Our key services include belt installation, belt splicing and belt repair. Additionally, we are an authorized distributor of Continental’s ContiTech product line.
WE’RE DIFFERENT FROM THE REST
We offer 24/7 service
365 days a year.
With our large in-stock product selection, we pride ourselves in fast turn around.
Some of our products can be shipped out same day.
Large selection of used belting that can be repurposed to fit your needs.
FIELD SERVICES ~ Our experienced team of belt technicians serve many different industries including mining, power plants, wood products, shipping terminals, and the Great Lakes vessels. We provide a variety of specialty field services including: Belt Installation | Splicing & Repair | Pulley Lagging Installation | Conveyor Inspections & Troubleshooting.
EMERGENCY SERVICES ~ CBS is geared up to limit your downtime during an emergency. Fast response with a complete shop for back end support is provided to get you back up and running. We offer: 24-Hour Service Capability | 25 Full-Time Experienced Belt Technicians | 10 Trucks for Quick Mobilization
SHOP SERVICES ~ CBS has a large fabrication shop to complete a variety of services. Our experienced staff can help you with services including: Belt Slitting/Cutting | Hot, Cold or Mechanical Splicing | Cover Grooving | Hole Punching
WIDE BELTS ~ Need Wide Belts? CBS can make them up to 240” in width. We utilize hot longitudinal splices making belting to any width using the finest Continental materials. Our technicians bring a wealth of experience to your projects and our work is guaranteed.
| NEW BELTING
We stock a wide variety of Continental conveyor belting. Continental, formerly known as Goodyear, has developed a superior product reputation.
| USED BELTING
CBS has one of the largest inventories of used belting in the Upper Midwest. Our used belting can be put back on a conveyor, used for walkways, flooring protection, and wind fences to name a few.
| SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
Our specialty product group offerings include custom-cut rubber parts, wide belts, pulley lagging / installation, and all Flexco products including belt cleaners, belt trainers and skirting systems.
| SPLICE KITS
We stock the materials to make splice kits for a variety of heavy-duty fabric and steel cable belting. We also have a large refrigeration system to keep our splice materials fresh.
CBS FUN FACTS
THE BIG PUCK
When Bob Mars heard that the city of Eveleth, MN was having Christian Bros. build a Guinness Record breaking hockey stick to promote the city and its rich hockey history, he visited with the city and asked them if they would like a puck to go with the stick. Of course, they said, YES! Bob brought the proposal to CBS and we were ecstatic for the challenge to create the puck. First, we researched the possibility of also breaking a Guinness Book record. However, with hours of thought and calculations, it was determined that we could not successfully break the record. So, it was back to the drawing board to figure out a way to create a puck-to-scale that would represent all parties properly.
Diameter: 5’ | Height: 20” | Weight: 700 lbs
The puck was built to the exact scale as the original Big Stick. Unfortunately, it could not be constructed out of all rubber like a real puck. The inside has a metal frame work structure to allow for mounting and give it the rigidity required for kids to climb on it, etc. To duplicate the perfectly smooth top and bottom, we used new 6-ply conveyor belting with a 3/8” top cover. The edge of the puck is 1/2” pure rubber that was wrapped with wedge-grip belting during the vulcanizing process to create the texture on the edge of a real puck. The Nelson-Williams Company was enlisted to assist in the process. Their autoclave was large enough to cure the rubber to the steel structure.
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CBS PLANT / WAREHOUSE LOCATION