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50 years in business from 1971-2021

Ferndale Safety is a Leader in Machine Safety

Ferndale Safety is a North American leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing machine safety solutions. We continuously invest in engineering new products to keep workers safe in the industry.

Ferndale Safety is:

  • A dedicated team of safety experts, installation technicians & professional engineers
  • Your resource on all applicable safety standards with engineering services
  • A one-stop shop for machine safety
  • Professional installation anywhere in the world with our mobile shop
  • World-class customer service
  • The most extensive inventory of standard “off-the-shelf” guards in the USA & Canada
  • A fully equipped manufacturing shop for steel & sheet metal work.

So sit back and relax! Let us take care of safeguarding your machinery; so you don’t have to. Give us a call or shoot us an email – we will be excited to help you out.


History of Ferndale

The original Ferndale logo

Our history begins in 1971 with the foundation of Ferndale Machinery. An enterprising businessman named Joe Mandla started the company during a manufacturing boom. He saw that there was a great need for quality machine tools. The company started in the sales and service of machine tools in a small residential garage in Montreal-North. Shortly after, the company moved into a larger warehouse where they sold and serviced NC and conventional machinery such as lathes and milling machines.

Around 2000, the company experienced a shift to machine safety and safeguarding in part due to increased customer demand for fully safeguarded machinery. Ferndale already had thousands of hours of experience working with machine operators, seeing the machinery being used in industry, and working on the machinery themselves. The transition to machine safety from machinery sales and service was seamless.

1971 -> 1972
Our story begins on Henri-Bourassa boulevard. The door lintel still has the Ferndale text visible to this day.
1972 -> 2015
The Montreal-North headquarters & warehouse
2015 -> 2020
New warehouse and fabrication shop in Laval
2020 -> Today
Mirabel HQ with state of the art facilities, manufacturing shop and warehouse.

The company rebranded in 2015 with a new logo, a new name, a bigger and better warehouse, and a brand new fabrication shop. The team grew from a team of four people to over a dozen, including machine safety experts, field installation technicians, engineers, designers, and fabricators.

In 2020, Ferndale Safety moved into its freshly built headquarters with state-of-the-art fabrication facilities alongside dedicated engineering offices.  Unbeknownst to everyone, it wasn’t the best time to move a whole corporation as the COVID-19 pandemic hit with a fury.  But Ferndale persevered and became stronger because of it and took the time during the COVID-19 pandemic to work hard at engineering new and exciting machine safety products, including new guarding for vertical turret lathes.

Ferndale Safety and its staff and valued customers celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021. We took the time to reflect on where we came from and revisited old memories. 

Today Ferndale Safety is the leader in machine safeguarding with partners and customers across the United States and Canada. In addition to the North American market, Ferndale Safety works with customers across the globe, including Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Our Customers

We are proud to work with a fantastic set of customers who chose us as their business partners in machine safety.  Customers enjoy our great communication, quick response, and excellent knowledge. Our valued customers include companies in the aerospace industry, manufacturers, central government organizations, local government, and educational institutions.

Below are some well-known companies and organizations that benefitted from our machine safety expertise.*

Boeing Logo
General Electric (GE) Logo
Airbus Logo
US Army logo
Pratt & Whitney Logo
SpaceX Logo
Nestlé Logo
ABB Logo
Paramount Pictures Logo
Rolls Royce Logo
NAPA Logo
GM Logo
Molson-Coors Logo
Lockheed Martin Logo
Labatt Brewing Logo

*Use of trademarks does not suggest sponsorship or endorsement of Ferndale Safety by the trademark owner