Biography - Shiraz Balolia, Founder and CEO
What started out as a need for a personal lathe, but having empty pockets, Shiraz begin buying used lathes, fixing them and selling them for a little profit. Eventually, he made enough money to buy his own lathe and realized, this could be a good business! So that's where Mr. Balolia started when he founded this Bellingham-based company in 1983. He named it Grizzly, since all other animals are afraid of grizzlies, and then he transformed what had been a woodworking hobby into one of the largest machinery companies in the United States.
One of our receiving areas. We have 800,000 square feet of warehouse space and we're still building!
Our products can be found in all sizes of shops from the large industrial to the smaller cabinet and machine shops, and your garage.

We have one of, if not the widest selections of woodworking and metalworking machinery under one brand in the world, resulting in lower prices to you! We ship 99% of all orders the same day and with our warehouse space packed with inventory in two strategic locations around the country, your order can get to you within a few days.
"We've purchased many machines from Grizzly. Jointers, bandsaws, table saws, and more recently the G9962X Wide-Belt Sander. We plan to buy more of these and especially this sander. In addition, even with large machines like this sander or resaw, you'll notice that they are nearly always in stock and ship immediately! This is rare for machinery dealers and this is another reason how Grizzly serves the serious woodworker."

─Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars
Founded in 1983 by S. Balolia, Grizzly Industrial© is a national retail, mail order and e-commerce company in the U.S.A. providing high quality woodworking and metalworking machinery and accessories.

We have 770,000 square feet of space at our two large distribution centers and showrooms located on the West Coast and the mid South to facilitate fast and economical shipping. We also have offices in Asia with our own quality control engineers that oversee the production of our equipment. Each of our facilities has a service center with a complete machine shop and trained technicians to help in after-service. Grizzly's corporate headquarters is located in Bellingham, WA.
Our machines have won numerous awards for quality and value.

With an intense focus on providing excellent customer service and products that will last a long time, our goal has always been to sell the best quality products at the best price. We sell our products directly to the end users. There are no middlemen.

We have one of the largest, fully stocked parts departments in the industry with a solid inventory of over 87,000 different parts! At any given time, we have over a million parts in stock. Our in-house technical documentation department has been recognized by several magazines for having the best manuals in the industry.
Here are some of the awards that Grizzly machines have received over the years.