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Bluff Manufacturing Named GSA Approved Vendor 3/4/2011 Material handling company now eligible for government contracts

FORT WORTH, TX – March 4, 2011 – Bluff Manufacturing, Inc., (www.bluffmanufacturing.com), a national provider of material handling and safety equipment for dock and warehouse applications, is now an approved vendor for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees approximately $70 billion of government procurement annually.

As a GSA approved schedule holder for material handling, Bluff Manufacturing is now able to compete for government contracts to sell the company’s yard ramps, dock boards, dock plates, dock levelers, wheel risers, and Crash Guard industrial safety products.

According to Bluff Manufacturing’s Director of Marketing and Sales Andrea Curreri, who oversaw the GSA application process, the requirements are extensive and included submitting information about the company’s sales practices to establish a fair price for the government.

“This is a tremendous boost to our business development efforts as we are now able to market directly to the government. Opportunities for partnering with other companies to provide a full range of products and services listed in a bid request are now available as well,” states Curreri, noting Bluff has been doing business with the government for many years through "open market" purchases and as a vendor for distributors with GSA contracts.

Among the many advantages, GSA contract holders enjoy the status of being preferred vendors or suppliers for government agencies. The government prefers to buy from contract holders because it means that the GSA has done all the groundwork in approving suppliers that have negotiated the best deal and provide the best value for the government’s money.

“An important benefit of the GSA program is that it makes purchasing very easy for the government. As taxpayers, we are all interested in the best price and most efficient purchasing,” Curreri adds.

For more information about Bluff Manufacturing products or to place an order, call toll free 1-800-433-2212 or go to www.bluffmanufacturing.com.

About Bluff Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, Bluff Manufacturing has been recognized as an innovative leader in the fabrication and design of high quality dock, warehouse, and safety equipment. Bluff Manufacturing, whose customers include Frito Lay, Lumber Liquidators and ABF, is the only company to meet the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) MH30.2 standard, ensuring the highest quality products and providing customers with the greatest possible value. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Bluff Manufacturing serves the entire U.S. through a national distributor network, and the company’s 11 distribution warehouses ensure quick delivery of the standard items in the company’s product line including yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers, and safety barrier product Crash Guard.

Bluff Manufacturing acquired B&L Structures in June 2010, expanding its portfolio to include mezzanine structures, stairways, free standing conveyor support structures, and caged and ships ladders.

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