About Western Hoist, IncWestern Hoist/Lift has manufactured all sizes of automobile lifts from two California plants for the last 80 years. Western is now having lifts made to our rigid specifications in Texas and Asian plants. All factory parts for our lifts made over the last 80 years are available here at our National City plant. For genuine factory Western Hoist parts this is the only place to go! We can custom design and manufacture parts to fit a customer's specific need. Most parts ordered before noon, PST, will be shipped that same day. Call for details.Founded in 1928 by the grandfather of its current president, Jon Halstead, Western Manufacturing Co has grown from modest San Jose, California beginnings to a well established and highly respected manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic lifts to the automotive service industry.The family owned company's early growth was under the directions of Jon's parents, John and Vivian Halstead, who operated Western from 1932 to 1974. John patented many features considered "state of the art" to this day.Jon, who instigated Western's 1975 move from San Jose to the San Diego suburb of National City, CA, became president that year. His penchant for keeping abreast of the times is evident in considerable plant modernization.