Friday, 11 September 2020 15:53

Booming Lift and Garage Equipment Business Leads BendPak to Expand on Both Coasts


Leave your doom and gloom at the door---business is booming at BendPak, a global leader in car lifts and automotive service equipment.

Less than six months after opening a 100,000-square foot distribution center near Mobile, AL, to better serve customers on the East Coast, the company is building a new 70,000-square foot warehouse next door. At the same time, a 50,000-square foot expansion of the manufacturer's Santa Paula, CA, headquarters is on track for completion this month.


Throughout its almost 50-year history, BendPak has constantly evolved to offer new products and services to meet changing customer desires. As the product line and customer base has grown, so has the need for more space.


BendPak's West Coast headquarters underwent a 70,000-square foot expansion in 2017. The new shipping and receiving facility will bring its total footprint to more than 400,000 square feet.


Just 30 days after opening its Alabama distribution center this spring, BendPak purchased the adjoining property. Demolition of existing buildings is complete, and construction on the new facility is about to begin. It will provide additional inventory, staging and shipping space, as well as offices, a conference room and call center.


"It's hard to believe that construction is already underway," said BendPak Executive Vice President Jeff Kritzer. "When we initiate a plan, we don't like to waste time. Once a decision is made, it's all hands on deck. That's one thing I think we do better than anyone else. The idea of our first East Coast expansion only materialized in the fall of 2019, and yet just six short months later, we were already operational … and growing."

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