Get to know - Grizzly Industrial woodworking machinery

Mark Newton Custom Woodcraft is proud to be an 'authorized Grizzly dealer'. Grizzly industrial is headed by its president, Mr. Shiraz Balolia.

See him tell his story here:

Mr. Balolia was originally born and grew up in Kenya as the youngest of 4 children.

He moved to North America as a young married man with a young son.

In 1983, Mr. Balolia embarked on his journey in the world of industrial machinery by founding Grizzly Industrial. What began as a personal hobby, refurbishing and selling metal lathes, quickly turned into a thriving business. Recognizing a growing demand for quality machinery, he forged strategic partnerships with overseas factories, bringing cutting-edge equipment under the Grizzly banner.

Back in those early days, the business was a one-man show, run right out of his trusty Volkswagen van. Fast forward 37 years, and Grizzly has evolved into a powerhouse in the industry. With over 300 dedicated professionals, the company boasts multiple showrooms and warehouses across the United States. Not confined to American soil, Grizzly has also established a significant presence with offices in Taiwan and China.

It's a remarkable journey from humble beginnings to a global force in the world of industrial machinery, and it's a testament to Mr. Balolia's vision and determination.

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