About Us

We are a small family-owned and operated manufacturer of pipeline and wash controls. All of our equipment comes with a one-year warranty and free technical support. We carry all the necessary parts and accessories to repair and replace our equipment; and pride ourselves in our ability to offer same-day shipping on most items.


Bender Machine Works, Inc. was established in Milwaukee in the early 1940s by Lloyd F. Bender; Lloyd moved the company to a farm in Hayward in 1950. The farm was previously the location of his wife’s childhood home. The Parker Farm became the permanent site of Bender Dairy Equipment.

In the early 1950s, Bender was the largest manufacturer of milk-machine washing equipment in the United States, the products sold worldwide. Lloyd milked cows on the farm for several years and used his herd to develop and test many of the machines which became standard production items.

In keeping with the growing dairy farm industry, Lloyd developed some of the first automated clean-in-place or CIP milk pipeline systems. The systems were constructed similarly to automatic dishwashers with mechanical fill, drain, soap dispensing, and wash cycles. Bender continues to manufacture these types of washing systems.

In 1978, Bender started producing equipment for DeLaval. And in 1984 for GEA: formerly Westfalia-Surge. The DeLaval 3000-8500 Pipeline Washer and the Meltec 8500 Pipeline Washer are available today and acquired from DeLaval and GEA dealers.

In 1988 Lloyds’ daughter Judy and her husband Ron took over the business running it for many years until their retirement in 2008. Their son Jeff and his wife Cindy now own and run Benders continuing the family tradition of manufacturing exceptional products and providing technical support whenever needed.