Wrapping up 2022


SANTA PAULA, CA (December 2022) – This year was one of great change for BendPak. We saw cutting edge new tech get revealed, we expanded our operations even further, and we’ve had a change in leadership. We’ll get into what was going on this year at BendPak, but first let’s go over some major Holiday Sales going on right now! Start the year off right with some of the best equipment in the industry!

End of the Year Sales

What better way to wrap up the year than with huge sales? For the rest of 2022, you can save big on your favorite BendPak brands! Over at we’re offering $1000 off all models, and QuickJack is taking $250 off the 5000TL and 7000TL models! Meanwhile MaxJax is offering $500 off all packages! Don’t forget to check out the extensive sales going on here and on! Load up to make sure your shop is ready to take on whatever the new year throws at it!

Change in Leadership

Don Henthorn is the founder of BendPak, and since 1965 he has been leading the company into becoming the international powerhouse it is today. Back in August, Jeff Kritzer, the former Executive Vice President, had been promoted to CEO and President of the company. Kritzer has been a part of the company for over 40 years and played an integral role in helping BendPak attain the recognition it has today. Henthorn has taken on a more limited role as Chairman Emeritus and will continue to offer his unsurpassed wisdom as we move forward. Rudy Diaz moved up from Vice President of Information Technology to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jim Fornear, the former Financial Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Javier Arias retains the critical role of Vice President of Operations. While there is some shuffling within our executive team, BendPak remains committed to providing world-class products and superior customer service.


In an effort to minimize time-in-transit across the 50 states, we’ve expanded our East Coast operations. We’ve essentially doubled its size in fact! With this latest expansion, we’ve practically added another 100,000 square feet of warehouse space to our logistics and distribution center in Theodore, Alabama. Meanwhile in our SoCal headquarters, we recently added a new building which means we now have over 350,000 square feet of warehouse and office space. In total, BendPak facilities now encompass more than 700,000 square feet worldwide!

New Tech

2022 was huge for BendPak. With the EV24000SL powertrain lifting system and the 10AP Series of two-post lifts, we’ve introduced the future of BendPak and how we’ll support Electric Vehicles. With our COOLBREEZE and COOLBLAST Series we’ve shown off the evolution of our popular Cool Boss Evaporative Coolers. We even showed off our new creeper seat, the Ergochair – our adjustable-height rolling work seat which moves smoothly in all directions.


EV2400SL EV battery pack and powertrain lifting system
Our push-around full-rise scissor lift table that is perfectly suited for EV battery pack replacement!

We showed off even more tech at the various shows we hit up through the year, like NAPA and SEMA! If you want to get a first look at what we have in store, check back often to see where BendPak is heading to next!


The adaptable two-post lift which is ideal for symmetric and asymmetric lifting – thanks to its Bi-Metric arms!

Here’s to 2023

2022 was a big year for BendPak. and as always, we have many surprises in the works to make 2023 even better. Make sure to check us out of Social Media keep up to date with all things BendPak! Enjoy the holidays, and we’ll be back in 2023!

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