BendPak of Santa Paula, Calif., started construction on a new $65 million facility. It will be used primarily for manufacturing certain light and medium-duty lift products and select parking systems. The 480,000-square-foot plant will house state-of-the-art equipment including turning and milling equipment and automated welding systems as well as full-capability services like comprehensive metallurgy testing, heat treatment and automated powder coating. The facility will also include assembly and packaging operation centers and product development testing labs for BendPak’s growing customer base.