MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. — Garage equipment manufacturer BendPak Inc. is building a light industrial complex in Mobile County, comprising several multi-use buildings that will provide light manufacturing and assembly; product development and testing; and comprehensive distribution, marketing and sales support.
The BendPak Industrial Complex will be built on 33 acres, a couple of miles from BendPak's recently expanded East Coast campus.
"Our business growth through diversification model is opening new doors and business opportunities," BendPak President and CEO Jeff Kritzer said.
"This is a strategic move as we anticipate continuing growth across our automotive and consumer markets. The state-of-the-art facilities will allow us to optimize our supply chain and distribution processes, enabling faster and more efficient product delivery."
BendPak said the strategic layout and design optimizes supply chain and distribution initiatives to minimize handling time. With advanced logistics systems, automated processes and efficient order fulfillment capabilities, BendPak said it will be able to expedite customer deliveries.
Phase One of the BendPak Industrial Complex is expected to be fully operational by summer 2025.
"This investment reaffirms our commitment to delivering exceptional products and services to our customers," Don Henthorn, BendPak owner and founder, said.
"This new cutting-edge complex, coupled with our team's expertise, will empower BendPak to provide end-to-end solutions that not only meet, but exceed customer expectations."
Over the past six years, the privately held company has twice expanded its Santa Paula, Calif., campus; bought, built and expanded its East Coast facility near the Port of Mobile; and established a state-of-the-art global headquarters in Agoura Hills, Calif.
Founded in 1965, BendPak supplies vehicle lifts and automotive service equipment under the brands Ranger, Autostacker, QuickJack, Cool Boss, GrandPrix, MaxJax, Dannmar and Ergochair.