BendPak Inc. recently won a contracted bid to provide municipalities and government buyers with lifts, wheel balancers, tire changers and brake lathes.
The bid was awarded through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and allows BendPak to sell its products through a central purchasing office in each of the 50 states.
NASPO awards contracts only after vetting competing businesses through a lengthy, comprehensive bidding process.
“It’s a huge opportunity for BendPak,” said Pat Weber, director of sales and business development. “Only the best of the best get included in NASPO contracts of any kind, so it’s an honor to be recognized as leaders in our field.”
Going after the government contract was a strategic move by BendPak to reach a larger audience, the company said.
“Our cities and military typically have different needs when searching for car lifts and service equipment,” Jeff Kritzer, BendPak senior vice president of sales and marketing “They want heavy-duty equipment that can handle the big stuff, in addition to smaller passenger vehicles and trucks. From government fleet vehicles, to city buses and military transport trucks, safety is always paramount.”
BendPak’s contract runs from Feb. 2017- Feb. 2019 with an optional three-year extension.