BendPak Expanding California Headquarters

BendPak Expanding California Headquarters | THE SHOPBendPak is nearing completion of a 50,000-square-foot expansion of its Santa Paula, California, headquarters, the automotive lift manufacturer announced.

The company also opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center near Mobile, Alabama, earlier this year and is now building a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse next door.

BendPak’s West Coast headquarters underwent a 70,000-square-foot expansion in 2017, bringing its current footprint to more than 350,000 square feet. The new shipping and receiving facility will take that total to more than 400,000 square feet.

The new warehouse in Alabama will feature four dock doors, a ramp with a super-wide door, warehouse space and an additional 13,000 square feet of covered flatbed staging and loading area. Administrative offices, a conference room and a call center are also planned to facilitate further growth.

“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.”

The new distribution center is strategically located in Mobile County, Alabama, the company says, and offers next-day or two-day delivery to a large portion of BendPak’s customer base on the East Coast. BendPak’s California headquarters and distribution multiplex handles shipping and order fulfillment services for approximately 15 western states. BendPak plans to continue its expansion efforts in order to improve geographic shipping advantages.

“This phase of expansion comes with an ambitious strategic vision, building upon our heritage of professional quality products,” said BendPak President and CEO Don Henthorn. “We are focused on bringing our car lifts and garage equipment geographically closer to our customers to improve lead times and customer service.”

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