• Crane Test Weight for HECO Pacific

    Anchorage, Alaska : For a Large Energy Corporation (CRANE TEST WEIGHTS)

    Mars Metal recently engineered, designed and built large crane test weights for a large energy corporation which were lead filled and stack-able / interchangeable. They were specifically designed to be handled by overhead crane or by forklift. The lead was fully encapsulated in steel and because of the use of lead we were able to […]

  • Marshall Aerospace – UK : A large Aerospace corporation (LEAD SOT BAGS)

    Mars Metal supplied Marshall Aerospace with small 12.5 lbs. bags of lead shot in fire retardant bags, specifically designed for the aerospace industry. The bags are placed in large boxes and are used as ballast to test and certify special mission and civil business aircraft that have undergone modification and upgrades.

  • Marshield Divas

    MarShield Attends The Beautiful You, Boots & Bling Event

    The Camisole Project was founded by Barb Daize, owner of BodyMed Boutique in Burlington, Ontario, in 2011. Having been touched in many ways by breast cancer, Barb wanted to pay it forward and provide comfort and dignity to those women having breast cancer surgery. Breast Cancer has affected many women close to the MarShield family […]

  • Elevator Counterweights

    As Seen on ThomasNet: Commercial Elevator Weights

    New elevator construction is not usually done with lead counterweights but when the end user wants or needs to increase an existing elevator’s capacity, it requires a new counterweight. Rarely is there room on the counterweight to increase the stack height due to head room restrictions. This is where lead is an invaluable product to […]

  • Sheet Lead


    If you’re looking for a reliable supplier of sheet lead, look no further than Mars Metal. We proudly stock North America’s largest sheet lead inventory with over 70 tons at our Burlington, Ontario headquarters. Our Stock sizes are 4’ x 10’ rolls and 4’ x 8’ rolls in 1/32”, 1/16”, and 1/8” thicknesses. We also […]

  • Lift Equipment: Maintaining Safety

    For all of us who own and operate Lifting Equipment, employee safety and regulatory compliance are ongoing concerns. We need to be able to certify safe working load limits and to pass periodic re-certification audits. Let us help. Mars Metal Company will work with you to design test weights that meet your requirements. Individual weights […]

  • CNC Machined Lead Parts

    News Release June 6th, 2014 ——- Mars Metal Company now offers Precision 3D and CNC Machining of lead parts and lead plates, utilizing state of the art equipment and the latest CAD-CAM software. Many CNC machining companies are not willing to work with lead. Lead is our specialty. Access our large stock of over 300 […]


    Mars Metal manufactures custom lead test weights and ballast/counterweights for various industries such as material handling, elevator, forklift, aerospace, window, bridge, marine, and many other applications. Benefits of Lead Weights: Size Reduction: As lead is 45% more dense than steel, designers have greater design freedom using cast lead and will benefit from a reduction in overall […]


    On October 4th the Divas Changing Lives charity hosted “The Beautiful You” extravaganza in promotion of the Camisole Project. They had over 500 women attend the event and our committed to support women in our local community. The Camisole Project was founded by Barb Daize, owner of BodyMed Boutique in Burlington, Ontario, in 2011. Having […]

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    At Mars Metal Company, we strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance customer satisfaction and optimize our operations. In this vein, our Quality Management System was recently upgraded and registered to ISO 9001:2015 and CAN3-z299.2-85. Copies of our Certificates of Registration are available on […]

  • NEW Leaded Eyewear Line

    MarShield is pleased to now offer a NEW line of safety glasses. There are hundreds of glasses available in both non prescription and prescription. Additional options include fog free and anti-reflection coatings. Important features: • Glasses have SCHOTT SF-6 HT 0.75mm lead equivalency, high-lite transmission clear leaded crystal glass lenses. • Glasses are guaranteed to […]