Bee Line Townsend Cutters now available

Bee Line Townsend rolling out Bee Line Townsend Cutter and Blades to Fiber Artists Nationwide

Bettendorf, IA, November 10, 2010:  Bee Line Company is pleased to announce the start of production and sales on the Bee Line-Townsend Cutter and Cassettes to the rug hooking community.

Bee Line acquired the parts inventory, blueprints, intellectual property, and support for the Townsend Cutter, Cassettes, Tote Table, and Frames from Townsend Industries this fall.  Bee Line, owned by the McLaughlin Family since 1980, has manufactured quality precision parts for the automotive market for over 90 years.  In recent years, Bee Line has expanded its capabilities to reach new and different markets, while maintaining its time-tested attention to detail, quality, and care for our current and future customers.

Sharon Townsend, well-known in the fiber artist community, was happy with the transfer to Bee Line.  "I'm so happy the cutter will continue to be available to the rug hooking community, and will continue to be manufactured by another small, family-owned company in Iowa," said Mrs. Townsend.  Katie Lane, former Townsend Cutter Products representative and current consultant to Bee Line-Townsend, is also pleased with the continuation of the original Townsend Cutter.  "I'm looking forward to meeting all of my Townsend customers and friends at the shows in the coming months, and helping to re-introduce the Bee Line-Townsend cutter to the marketplace."

Bee Line-Townsend is taking orders immediately for cutter bodies and cassettes to meet the pent-up demand for those products.  The company is planning to re-launch the Tote Table and orbiter frames for early 2011 delivery.

Orders are being taken at the company website at, or through the toll-free number at 866-218-1590.  Supported by former Townsend employees, Bee Line-Townsend plans to begin shipping the products by the end of the month.  Company information is also available by social media on Facebook at "Bee Line-Townsend Fabric Cutting Products", on Twitter at @BeeLineJulie, and by blog at

Questions about Bee Line-Townsend can be directed to Julie Stamper, Marketing Specialist, at, or at 800-728-7828, ext. 308.