CMS is a small business located in Orofino, Idaho specializing in camping and outdoor products. Bob Holzer started CMS in 1979. Before the i...read more
CMS is a small business located in Orofino, Idaho specializing in camping and outdoor products. Bob Holzer started CMS in 1979. Before the invention of the Rolla Roaster marshmallow roasting stick he was in the business of rebuilding hydraulic jacks and custom machine jobs. CMS stands for Custom Machine Shop. When he first started his shop was a lean to off his single wide trailer along the Clearwater River where he lived with his wife Jan. Today he has a full shop and CMS employs 2 full time employees.
In 1980 Bob invented the Rolla Roaster while enjoying marshmallows roasted in their fire pit. He thought of a way to make roasting marshmallows and hot dogs easier. Since Bob lost his arm to polio at a young age his inventions are made to be easily operated with one arm. The Rolla Roaster was such a hit with friends, he was encouraged to start selling them. The first ones were made in the small shop, with rabbit ear tv antennas and a welded on fork.
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