Ben Pearson started designing and manufacturing the pipe benders in 1973, shipping the first bender in 1975. Since then, thousands of Ben Pearson benders have been shipped to muffler shops across the United States as well as around the world. Many of the benders that were made and shipped in the very early years of Ben Pearson are still in use in shops today. The bender’s design process was a result of actual muffler shop owners detailing their needs and concepts that would offer them the convenient features they wanted and deliver consistent quality bends. The result was the introduction of Ben Pearson’s MC59 pipe bender.
The Ben Pearson MC59, quickly became one of the exhaust repair shops’ choice bender and is still recognized today as one of the best exhaust pipe benders in the industry. Ben Pearson’s benders have been utilized in most of the US exhaust muffler chains including Meineke Discount Muffler, Monro Muffler & Brake, Speedy Muffler, Car-X, Tuffy Muffler, American Car Care Centers and Merlin Muffler franchises, just to name a few.
In October 2008, Ben Pearson Tubemaster was acquired by Hartford Benders, Inc. and became part of the Huth Equipment line. The combining of Ben Pearson and Huth will enhance the company’s product line while delivering quality, American made products, supported by the highest level of customer service available.