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BendPak announces upgraded Litestix work light

BendPak announced a new, upgraded version of its Litestix portable LED work light. The company says the new Litestix LS36SMDX model is now powered by a higher-capacity rechargeable battery and provides up to seven hours of continuous use on one charge. This represents another hour of performance over its predecessor, BendPak said. Additional features include:

Can you jump-start an EV?

Here’s a real-world scenario: A customer brings their EV into your shop for service, and it’s been there for quite a while because the parts are on backorder. After a few weeks, you get in the vehicle to move it out of your way, and the ignition won’t turn on. It’s acting like the battery

BendPak founder Don Henthorn passes away

Don Henthorn, owner and founder of BendPak Inc., peacefully passed away at home Thursday, March 28, at the age of 85. Under his leadership, BendPak has grown from a small machine shop to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of car lifts and automotive service equipment. Management and operations of the privately owned company are unchanged. Henthorn

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BendPak introduces new full-rise scissor lifts

BendPak has introduced the new SP-7XE Series of full-rise scissor lifts. They are rated for a capacity of 7,000 lbs. and can raise most cars and light trucks nearly six feet. BendPak says these lifts are made for shops with space constraints. Floor- and flush-mount (SP-7XEF) models of this frame-engaging lift are available. They fold flat when not

BendPak to showcase eight-armed lift concept at NADA Expo; fall release planned

BendPak announced that its new Octa-Flex prototype lift will first be shown in booth 4569W at NADA Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4. The Octa-Flex is a two-post lift series with eight fully adjustable, telescoping lift arms. It features two sets of arms: triple-telescoping swing arms plus all-new integrated lift-assist arms According to BendPak, here is how

BendPak releases two-post lift

BendPak has released the new PL-6000DC two-post parking lift, which it says is designed to be ganged together with shared columns so more lifts can fit in a smaller area, indoors or outside.  The new lift has a rated capacity of 6,000 pounds and can be installed in a typical 8-foot parking space. BendPak says

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BendPak Industrial Complex under development in Alabama

BendPak, Inc. is developing a new Industrial Complex in Mobile County, Alabama. The complex will be located a couple miles from BendPak’s recently expanded East Coast campus, and will occupy 33 acres. BendPak Industrial Complex will feature several large multi-use buildings that will provide an optimal environment for light manufacturing and assembly; product development and

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BendPak introduces new double-wide parking lifts

BendPak has introduced two new double-wide parking lifts: PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS. BendPak says these lifts will allow shops to securely store four vehicles in two parking spots. BendPak notes that each PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS platform operates independently, so one can be lowered while the other side remains still. As a result, it’s only necessary to

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BendPak invests in new global headquarters

BendPak has purchased a new global headquarters in Agoura Hills, Calif. The 22,256-square-foot administrative building, built in 2012 for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, is situated on 12 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, just west of Los Angeles. BendPak expects to move from its current Santa Paula, Calif., offices by the end of

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Is your shop ready for a service EVolution?

The auto industry is investing more than $1 trillion into shifting new vehicle production from internal combustion to electric power. Forecasters estimate that EVs could account for up to one-third of the North American market by 2029. And with dozens of electric models from domestic and import brands already on the road, chances are good

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BendPak introduces new AP Series of two-post lifts

BendPak introduces its AP Series of two-post lifts, which the company says are designed to make lifting internal combustion and electric cars, trucks and vans safer, easier and more efficient.  Features of the new series of lifts described by BendPak include: The series includes three 10,000-pound capacity models. The standard 10AP offers 73 inches of lifting

BendPak introduces Ergochair ERGO-RS for technicians

BendPak Inc. has introduced Ergochair, a new brand it says is dedicated to helping technicians work more comfortably. With this new brand the company has also introduced the ERGO-RS, a crossover work seat for technicians. The ERGO-RS has a 75-degree range of adjustment with six locking positions, so it can move from a completely flat

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