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About Us

We Engineer Custom Conveying Systems for Serious Industries

Our founders started CDM more than 40 years ago after working in bulk material handling industries for many years. They saw firsthand the challenges of maintaining optimum production levels with conveyors that couldn’t meet the aggressive, 24/7 demands of industries such as chemical, energy, pulp and paper, power generation, glass and minerals processing.

To better serve these industries, CDM broke away from the norm and started its own material handling equipment company under the premise that superior conveyor design started on the inside. We set out to build the highest quality, longest-lasting conveying systems for heavy-duty industrial applications by constructing a superior conveyor chain.

We perfected our chain formula through rigorous testing and analysis to achieve the ideal combination of exterior hardness and a softer, malleable core. This provides exceptional strength while offering flexibility and mitigating brittle cracking. Our unique chain formula, coupled with extensive material handling and conveyor design expertise, sets CDM apart from other conveyor manufacturers.

Today CDM remains one of the world’s strongest, most respected manufacturers of conveyor chains and complete conveying systems. We partner with a global customer base that won’t accept compromises in durability and quality for their bulk material handling applications. Our philosophy and passion for delivering performance and service that exceeds customer expectations are ingrained in our culture.

In 2013, CDM was purchased by KMC Global, a group of industrial material handling equipment manufacturers with a broad product offering that complements our conveying systems. This change in leadership has allowed CDM to continue to grow and offer added engineering and manufacturing resources while maintaining our customer- and employee-focused principles.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about our conveying systems. We are always available by phone or email if you have questions. We look forward to earning your business.


Our Vision

CDM Systems will be an excellent company that our customers brag about doing business with and we are proud to have our family and friends work here.

Our Mission

CDM Systems will provide our customers with superior solutions to their material handling requirements by having excellent application knowledge, equipment, customer service and support.

Our Values

We sleep well at night.

That’s because we always do the right thing to the best of our ability. We treat our customers, representatives, employees and suppliers fairly and honestly while maintaining the highest level of integrity at all times.

We strive to provide our customers with the best conveying systems for their specific application and a true partnership that meets – or exceeds – expectations.

We promise to provide a safe and pleasant working environment for our employees. We are proud to offer competitive wages and benefits, provide opportunities for training and personal growth and create a workspace that’s free of harassment and discrimination. We encourage employee involvement in outside activities that benefit family and our community.

Our Purpose

To be a sustainable company that makes a difference in the world and maintains profitability through ethical business practices.