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  • Case Study: Designing and Manufacturing Steel Stackable Test Weights

    For people working with or around crane/hoist equipment, test weights are essential in ensuring and certifying a safe work environment. MarsMetal Company, a North American leader in designing and producing test weights, recently worked with an industrial commercial client based in the Midwest USA to meet their custom requirements for test weights. Challenge: Rugged, Transportable, […]

  • Stackable Test Weight System for Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    A jet propulsion laboratory located in California that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions was faced with the challenge of continuously renting weights to conduct yearly testing of their 19 lifting devices. The MarsMetal Company was approached by the laboratory to solve this problem and provide a uniform solution that was stackable so […]

  • Custom Crane & Hoist Test Weight Systems

    “…Crane & Hoist Test Weights for Certifying a Safe Work Environment” MarsMetal designs and manufactures configurable test weight systems that exactly meet our customers’ requirements. Test weight systems are an important component of being able to certify safe operation of crane/hoist equipment and those that may be in the general vicinity of these. Of equal […]

  • Designing, Fabricating, and Installing Accelerator Room Doors for Cancer Care Centre

    Mars Metal was contracted by a large commercial construction company to build accelerator doors for a cancer care facility in Washington, USA. We were brought on board due to our expertise in fabricating and installing accelerator doors. What made this particular project unique was that one door was to be installed immediately to get an […]

  • We Are Open For You

    As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, our top priority is the safety and health of our team members and customers. Within the Mars Group of Companies, we have enhanced rules and procedures with our employees practicing self-monitoring, social distancing, and strict sanitization guidelines. Mars Metal Group has been deemed an essential service, […]

  • Sheet lead for x-ray room shielding challenges

    Mars Metal Offers Sheet Lead to Overcome X-Ray Room Shielding Challenges

    There is an expanding requirement for more x-ray rooms at hospitals and clinics nationwide. Rapid expansion of facilities to care for the aging population and the current situation at hand has brought high demand. All x-ray rooms are constructed using sheet lead for radiation protection and Mars Metal offers many options. Mars Metal can provide […]

  • MarShield Radiation Shielding Pleased to Announce CSA N299.3-16 Accreditation

    MarShield Radiation Shielding, a supplier of radiation shielding and protection products and materials to the nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, healthcare and non-destructive testing industries, is pleased to announce their CWB accreditation to CSA N299.3-16 for the supply of items and services to nuclear power plants. MarShield’s manufacturing facilities supplies fully Documented and Certified Nuclear Lead […]

  • Mars Metal Recognized as a Member of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association

    Mars Metal, a leading Canadian manufacturer of elevator test cart weights and commercial elevator counterweights, has been recognized as an official member of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA). CECA is a non-profit organization of elevator contractors and suppliers. It has been serving the interests of independent elevator contractors and vertical lift suppliers in Canada […]

  • Happy Holidays From the MarsMetal Company

    It’s in the spirit of the holiday that we extend our appreciation to all of those that have supported us. Best wishes for this upcoming year and we look forward to working with you soon. Our Holiday Hours December 24th to January 1st: Closed January 2nd: Open (Regular Hours) Our sales team will be monitoring […]

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    Mars Metal Company Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Specialty Casting

    MarsMetal is thrilled to celebrate 40 years of excellence in the specialty casting industry. Established in 1979, Mars Metal Company manufactures specialized lead products for customers in a variety of industries worldwide. Over the years, we have expanded our services across three divisions: MarsMetal, MarShield, and MarsKeel. Our customer-driven focus has allowed us to excel […]