The traditional product offerings simply weren't meeting performance requirements. Moreover, the industry had gone far too many years without any meaningful performance enhancements being introduced. We determined we could apply our engineering skills to dramatically upgrade mat designs and deliver a product that truly performs at the quality level that grounds-keepers want.
Cambridge, Md. (Vocus) September 11, 2007
Cambridge International announces the introduction of a new drag mat design that offers dramatic improvements in the aeration and grooming of sports fields, golf courses and other grass, sand and clay surfaces.
As the first new innovation in years in this product category, the ingenious design of Cambridge drag mats features a heavier rod - 11 gauge instead of the conventional 13 gauge - along with a clinched edge instead of the conventional smashed edge. These design enhancements increase the strength of the mats and also prevents distortion. The result: virtual elimination of the snagging that is typically experienced when using drag mats to groom fields.
Another benefit of the new Cambridge product is its increased functionality. The company's new, patent-pending Rivet-Free U-Bar design allows for a truly reversible mat, with no more rivets digging into the surface of the field or turf if the mat is used the "wrong" way. This is a major new benefit for users. Moreover, as a result of this new design, rigid mats can be assembled easily in just minutes.
According to Michael Truitt, director of turf mat technology, the new Cambridge drag mat design is the result of listening to customers' concerns. In developing it new product design, the company researched the views of a wide variety of grounds-keepers and turf managers, including college- and pro-level baseball, football, soccer, rugby, polo, as well as golf courses and country clubs.
"In our research, we found that grounds-keepers were looking for easier-to-use mats that produced a better final result," Truitt reported. "The traditional product offerings simply weren't meeting performance requirements. Moreover, the industry had gone far too many years without any meaningful performance enhancements being introduced. We determined we could apply our engineering skills to dramatically upgrade mat designs and deliver a product that truly performs at the quality level that grounds-keepers want."
Cambridge drag mats are offered in three styles: the traditional 1"x 1" mat, a 3"x 1" mat style for aeration, and a variable mesh style for high sand-content applications.
For more information on new Cambridge drag mats, call toll-free 877-485-0647 or visit http://www.dragmats.com .
About Cambridge International, Inc.
With a heritage that dates back to 1911, Cambridge International is a leading wire fabricator, with a customer base that spans the world. The company's products are used in a wide variety of applications and industries. Cambridge International is recognized for forging committed, long-lasting relationships with its customers. Known from its earliest years as a pioneer in engineering and manufacturing precision-fabricated metal products, today Cambridge International continues to develop innovative product solutions for customers across many different industries and applications.