Maryland Pressed Steel Company
In 1917 the Maryland Pressed Steel Company of Hagerstown, MD hired Bellanca as a consulting engineer.
The aircraft department of Maryland Pressed Steel Company at Hagerstown, Maryland, built designs of Joseph Bellanca, who in 1919 developed single-seat CD biplane powered by 35 hp Anzani engine, and the CE two-seat biplane. With the conclusion of WWI, Maryland Pressed Steel's contracts were cancelled and the company entered into receivership. Thus, the CE never went into production. Activity ceased and Bellanca joined Omaha Aircraft Corporation in Autumn 1921.