Started in 1997, Forestdale is a privately owned, family-based business. Located in beautiful Southern Ontario, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that produce confidence, security, and peace of mind.
Forestdale has spent the last 20 years focusing on learning new ideas and systems. This has caused us to shift our thinking of what a standard manufacturing facility looks like, to a new point of view.
YOUR success is OUR success.
We realized that what our customers really need to succeed is a dependable supplier that offers them great service, quality and availability.
To give real service you must offer something that can't be bought or measured. Honesty, integrity and sheer effort are key to this, and that is the backbone and structure of the culture here at Forestdale.
By shifting our main focus to the high quality and rapid availability of our customers outsourced parts, we are able to protect their products and give them a distinct edge in today's market. That's why we like to say... WE GET IT!
Forestdale's main machine shop in 2000.
Forestdale's opened in a small machine shed on the outskirts of Woodstock, in 1997.
Forestdale moved to a new building in 2000. They later added a warehouse addition.
FORESTDALE IS A PROGRESSIVE COMPANY, COMMITTED TO NEW TECHNOLOGY, CONCEPTS AND MARKET TRENDS.
Forestdale was started with the help of the Ontario Small Business Support Fund, three pieces of used equipment, lots of hard work and a vision for the future.
Gaining momentum quickly, Forestdale moved to the premises they are currently in, upgrading their equipment, and learning a lot about customer’s needs.
Forestdale added a 5,000 square foot addition to their current building and started to implement lean manufacturing, moving to one piece flow and JIT shipping.
Forestdale is well on the way in their lean journey. Modifying the shop layout, adding robotic welding and starting the stock and ship program, while training their staff in new manufacturing methods and ideas.
Forestdale is CWB 47.1 and 47.2 Certified, for Custom Manufacturing Metals. Forestdale upgrades to a Mazak 4 KW optiplex nexus laser cutter.
Forestdale continues their forward momentum, drawing up plans for an addition on the current building. This will allow for future expansion to allow us to continue meeting and exceeding our customers expectations.
Forestdale Company Values
We do the right things, with the right people, for the right reasons, to the mutual benefit of all.