DURANT, Miss. — Hunter Engineering Corp. has reached a milestone, producing its 30,000th RX Scissor Lift Rack in July at the firm's plant in Durant.
Hunter's RX Scissor Lift, in its third iteration, is used in an array of shops in more than 100 countries. The first rack was produced in 2001, and all of Hunter's alignment racks have been made in Durant since 1976.
The RX Scissor Lift Rack is available in various capacities, including 10k,12k,14k and 16k pounds. According to St. Louis-based Hunter, the rack has a low-profile compact package with extra-wide runways and a hydraulic system to lower descent time by 50%.
Durant Plant Manager Wayne Bowling said the plant is proud of reaching the milestone.
"... Hunter keeps reinvesting in our plant and our people," Mr. Bowling said. "We are fortunate to have both dedicated employees who have contributed to Hunter's strong manufacturing presence in the USA, and 30,000+ customers who believe the technology, durability and value of RX racks are worth it."
Hunter recently released a harsh-duty variation for RX Lift Racks, which features powder-coating on runway-style racks that the company said offsets the challenges of brine solutions that have become harmful to automobiles and auto shop equipment.