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U.S. Soldiers' Ingenuity Turns Simple Cabling Tool Into Mission-Critical, Life-Saving Solution to Safely Find, Access and Disarm Deadly Afghan IEDs

Innovative American Army and Marine Troops Deployed in Afghanistan Tap to Ship More Than 100 Units of CMD's Heavy Duty Telescoping Push/Pull Rods Proven Useful in Detecting, Digging Up and Disarming IEDs From a Safe Distance (May 15, 2012)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- American ingenuity is alive and well among those on the front line of the war on terror. This as U.S. Army and Marine troops have cultivated a creative, life-saving solution out of a simple device: CMD's heavy duty telescoping poles sold at GSA pricing through industry-leading eTailer ( These heavy duty fiberglass telescoping push/pull rods, normally used for cable and wire management applications at a distance up to 26-feet, are being modified by some U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan to create a special tool to effectively locate, dig up and disable deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

In a simple but successful strategy to save American lives, field troops are taping a large steel hook with a sharp blade, which is crafted locally in Afghanistan, to the end of the 26-foot pole to find buried bombs, gain access to them through the dirt and rocks, and then cut the wires from a safe distance.

Since this idea was developed, has sold the U.S. Army and Marines more than 100 units of CMD's 26-foot Telescoping Push/Pull Rod at GSA pricing -- under $100 per unit -- for direct shipment to Afghanistan, where they will be cleverly used to help reduce the loss of American lives and limbs.

"We're most thankful for the opportunity to assist U.S. troops in their front-line efforts in Afghanistan by making this telescoping tool affordable and readily accessible to them in the field," said COO Paul Holstein. "We have an outstanding relationship with CMD and appreciate how well we've worked together to get this product in the hands of these innovative soldiers, who we wholeheartedly applaud, quickly, easily, affordably."'s group of CMD Telescoping Pole offerings may be directly accessed online at

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