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BendPak’s New Two-Post XPR-S Series Models Feature Telescoping Screw Pads

May 19th, 2016

2-Post Screw Pad Adapters
Santa Paula, California – May 2016 –BendPak recently unveiled an entirely new series of two-post lifts that feature two-stage telescoping screw pads. The recent total model overhaul includes other design enhancements that focus on structural integrity and design to meet and exceed ever-changing world safety standards. Their new XPR “S” series lineup, available in 9,000 and 10,000-lb. capacities, also features stackable risers that can be used in conjunction with the adjustable screw pads for even greater versatility.

These easy-to-adjust screw pad assemblies feature precision threaded receivers that drop into enlarged 60-mm holes positioned at the ends of the telescoping lifting arms found exclusively on BendPak’s latest “S” series models. Also available are 44, 63 and 125 mm stackable adapters that increase versatility even further and help speed up vehicle set-up times while better accommodating varied vehicle chassis.

About BendPak‐Ranger: BendPak / Ranger manufactures car lifts, parking lifts, pipe benders, and air compressors. Their Ranger Products brand includes tire changers, wheel balancers, wheel aligners, brake lathes, and a wide variety of garage equipment. BendPak and Ranger related marks are registered trademarks of BendPak Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. For more information contact BendPak Inc. at 1-888-856-5820 or visit www.bendpak.com. General press inquiries: info@bendpak.com.
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Bendpak / Ranger to Feature Sleeker, Updated Logo in Spring 2016

May 19th, 2016

SANTA PAULA, CA – May 2016—BendPak / Ranger recently announced a slight update to their iconic logos. The new logos evoke a clearer identity and fresher look for a brand globally associated with value and durability.

New BendPak Ranger Logo

“When the BendPak brand was first introduced, our logo included words that we feel are no longer necessary,” said Jeff Kritzer, BendPak’s Sr. Vice President of Marketing. “Nowadays, the names BendPak and Ranger sell themselves and our products are recognized across the globe. As our brands evolve, we want our branding messages to keep pace. BendPak is known to be a forward-thinking company and this is just another example of how we’re not afraid to change.”

BendPak is giving their dealers and press agencies a June 15, 2016 deadline to cease using old logos. The new logos can be downloaded in high-resolution by clicking below:

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About BendPak Inc.: BendPak manufactures car lifts, parking lifts, pipe benders and air compressors. Their Ranger brand includes tire changers, wheel balancers, brake lathes, vehicle lift products and a wide variety of garage equipment. BendPak, Ranger Products and BendPak-Ranger related marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of BendPak Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. For more information contact BendPak Inc. at 805-933-9970 or visit their web site www.bendpak.com. General press inquiries: info@bendpak.com

That’s a Wrap

February 16th, 2016

Babco's New Van

At BendPak, we recently got the privilege of seeing our Canadian dealer’s new service van and we can honestly say it’s the sexiest looking truck in the fleet.

Surrey, BC-based Babco Sales Ltd. recently purchased a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 high roof cargo van for the transportation and delivery of BendPak and Ranger service equipment throughout Canada’s western provinces. With the increased demand for both local and out of town deliveries, Babco’s management saw no better way to meet those demands than to add another commercial truck to their growing fleet. But simply having a truck was not enough. They realized that nothing would deliver their message more clearly or more rapidly than to apply a vinyl wrap to the new van. They wanted to incorporate branding appeal and turn the new service vehicle into a virtual rolling billboard.

Babco collaborated with the graphics team at BendPak and the creative geniuses as Wrapguys.com Enterprises to create a vision that showcased their mission statement; being Canada’s automotive equipment leader.One of the major benefits of wrapping with vinyl is the vibrant colors that can be produced which allowed us to print exactly what we envisioned”, said Garth Anderson, Babco Sales co-owner. “Wrapguys passion for quality and customer satisfaction clearly earns them the highest possible standard in the industry. Their quality of work far exceeded our expectations.”

The sides of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 showcases Babco’s anchor products including BendPak’s surface mounted vehicle service lifts and Ranger’s wheel service equipment lineup. On the rear of the van, meant to be an illusion of a typical homeowner’s garage, is a smartly placed image of one car parked on top of another luring passersby into the realm of residential car storage. “When we added the BendPak parking lift on the back featuring two sports cars parked on top of one another, it tied it all together”, said Bruce Buckborough, co-owner of Babco Sales.

Their new flagship of the fleet is sure to be seen by millions. In fact, Transport Canada, Canada’s highway administration reports that a vehicle outfitted with an advertisement generates 12,000 impressions per day in a typical city, which means that an average of 300,000 people will be exposed to their advertising message each month. Coming to a city near you, Babco is proud to “roll forward” in this new phase of their business.

About Babco:
For over 25 years, Babco has been Canada’s automotive equipment leader. Their product line includes car lifts and vehicle hoists from BendPak, wheel service equipment from Ranger, exhaust pipe benders, spray wash cabinets, commercial air compressors, waste oil heaters and boilers, oil filter and can crushers, and collision repair frame racks. Through their Automotive Equipment division, Babco is uniquely positioned to provide Canadian technicians and shops with world class automotive equipment at the lowest prices. Combined with their guarantee to consistently offer the best value comes their commitment to providing superior after sales support. For more information contact Babco Sales Ltd. at 800-661-5313 or visit www.babco.ca.

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BendPak joins forces with the boys of the dirty south for Street Outlaws: New Orleans

February 15th, 2016

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Be sure to tune in when the new series Street Outlaws: New Orleans brings big racing and big money to the Big Easy.

BendPak will play a critical role in assisting this nitrous-breathing band of renowned car builders, racers and on-air personalities with their specialized automotive needs. Look around their shops and you’ll see BendPak two-post lifts and four-post lifts complimented by some Ranger wheel service equipment including our new Target 3D-Pro Wheel Aligner and other shop essentials.

The new series, which premieres Monday, February 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery will be featuring no one else but Big Chief’s number one nemesis, Kye Kelley and his third generation Camaro “The Shocker”. In addition to keeping his “Cash Days” and “Mega Cash Days” crown, Kelley wants to put The Big Easy on the map for street racing.

Kelley’s friends Scott Taylor and Bobby Ducote play equally important roles making sure the boys from Drag Racing Dirty South Style represent. Bobby “Lil Legend” Ducote will be piloting his insanely clean 1971 Maverick and Scott Taylor will be thundering his newly turbocharged “John Doe” Olds Cutlass down America’s back alleys and asphalt strips.

Rallying this motley crew of New Orleans racers will prove to be a challenge with high stakes, bigger battles, more smack talk and faster cars than the show has ever seen.

STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Studios; Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis are executive producers. For Discovery, Craig Coffman is executive producer, Todd Lefkowitz is coordinating producer, and Robin Humbert is associate producer.

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Make Room, California

February 1st, 2016

BendPak's New Shipping Center coming Soon

Construction and city planning delays pushed back our expansion exactly one year, but we’re happy to announce that we’re back on track. Construction is finally underway on our new state-of-the-art shipping center.

The new facilities will increase BendPak’s capacity to process and ship higher order volumes than ever before. This comes just in time to meet the projected demand for BendPak/Ranger equipment over the next years.

Construction begins on BendPak's new shipping center.

The two additional acres are located just to the south of the main BendPak headquarters and will house a 67,000 square-foot warehouse and shipping center. President and CEO Donald Henthorn anticipates that, “This new building expands our operations without having to move and disrupt our day-to-day operations.”

In addition to the new warehouse and shipping center, we recently acquired two additional acres just north of our existing property that will act as an inventory and staging yard for outbound shipments.

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The past staging yard has been transformed into a massive truck loading facility for both domestic and international shipments.

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The recent acquisitions brings BendPak’s Santa Paula headquarters to just shy of ten beautiful Californian acres.

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BendPak Appoints New Director of Sales

October 23rd, 2015

Pat Weber, New Director of SalesPat Weber has recently accepted the position of Director of Sales and Business Development with BendPak‐Ranger. In his new role, Weber will work closely with current interdepartmental managers to further develop

BendPak’s global market position. His key focus will be on strengthening external sales channels by collaborating with BendPak’s distribution network while also developing traditional and nontraditional market segments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Weber to our management team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and know‐how and will be an integral part of our growth plans. His vast experience in transportation and logistics management and his ability to nurture strong, lasting relationships made him an ideal candidate to carry BendPak’s vision forward,” said Jeff Kritzer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining BendPak, Mr. Weber held sales and operational positions at Fortune 500 companies such as YRC Worldwide and RR Donnelly earning both Presidential and Chairman Awards. He has extensive experience in sales and business development, client relationship building, business communication and transportation efficiencies. Pat received his Business Management & Accounting Degree at Kent State University.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Pat’s expertise and reputation join our growing family. It allows our executive management team the opportunity to focus on what they do best – introducing new products and improving existing ones, strengthening our global marketing and distribution initiatives, and improving our manufacturing efficiency,” mentioned Don Henthorn, BendPak President.

Leepu & Pitbull & BendPak

August 3rd, 2015

Leepu & Putbull

BendPak has been proudly outfitting the finest automotive talent on TV since, well, they started making reality television shows starring fine automotive talent. Our latest partner in automotive mayhem and make-right is History Channel’s new hit series, Leepu & Pitbull.

The show follows the weekly exploits of the two titular craftsmen as they take seemingly worthless materials and transform them into customized super cars.

Nizamuddin “Leepu” Awlia is a Bangladesh native who began customizing and restoring cars in his native India. He first became enamored with all things vehicular when his father took him to a car show in Saudi Arabia when he was 16. He garnered fame for such creations as the Leepu-mobile, the Leemo-bil, and the Angel Car. This is not his first TV show. Leepu also starred in Chop Shop: London and Bangla Bangers. Uniquely, Leepu isn’t too big on drawing or writing any of his own designs. Instead he finds inspiration in his materials and just dives in with two hands, beating and cutting sheet metal into spectacular submission.

Steve Tromboli, or as he’s better known, Steve Pitbull is the other half of the dynamic duo and has been working in shops and garages since his teens. A gifted mechanic, Pitbull was able to turn his passion for fast cars and powerful engines into a thriving business after only a few short years. His other passion is turning old junk into brand new gold, which lucky viewers can witness weekly.

If you’re not tuning in, you’re missing out. Make sure you check out Leepu & Pitbull on History Channel. Or watch episodes online right now!

 

Happy Cinco!

May 5th, 2015

Workshop Depot Redesigns Website

January 17th, 2015

Workshop Depot recently unveiled a newly designed website. “We have been working hard over the past several months to update our website design and expand the information and tools available to our customers,” said Dave Shedlock, Workshop Depot President. “Our goal was to develop a user friendly site that provides our customers with the information they need when they need it.” The Workshop Depot website upgrade includes expanded product information as well as up-to-date news on Workshop Depot tools and equipment specials. An additional enhancement includes a new mobile feature that optimizes the site for tablet and smartphone use. For more details, visit www.workshopdepot.com

Almost Time for Santa to Put Up his Daily Driver

December 21st, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from BendPak/Ranger!

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From all of us at BendPak/Ranger, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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