Bluff Manufacturing is a leading provider of steel and aluminum boards and plates, portable yard ramps, warehouse safety equipment and steel structures to companies throughout North, South and Central America. Our long-standing commitment to the highest product quality and outstanding customer service has helped to sell our solutions to companies both small and large, including Ford, FedEx, General Motors, Kraft and Exxon.
Bluff began as a local company in 1968 manufacturing its ramps in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The company expanded to serve the Southwest region and eventually the entire U.S. along with Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – and we work toward expanding our reach daily. We attribute our continued growth and success to fundamental principles:
Constant improvement of current products and the introduction of new products contributes to our substantial growth over the years. Our manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas processes a massive tonnage of raw materials, both steel and aluminum, to produce a wide range of products:
Bluff Manufacturing takes pride in producing the highest quality products on the market. Every Bluff team member is committed to this goal. Each production team member is held accountable for every Bluff product that leaves our shop. Our competent manufacturing staff takes pride in quality work and it shows in our defect rates which are almost zero over time. Extremely low turnover rates, skilled craftsmen, and pride in workmanship all contribute to the quality Bluff products our customers have come to depend on.
Safety is a very large portion of our focus at Bluff – both for our employees and customers. In our design, testing and application of dock boards, yard ramps, dock levelers and safety products we always ask ourselves, “Is it safe?” Bluff Manufacturing adheres to the ANSI MH30.2 standard, a rigorous testing process to ensure the highest quality products.
Our success can also be measured by our short lead times and ability to meet important delivery deadlines for projects. Unlike other manufacturers who typically quote a lead time of 4 to 6 weeks, Bluff’s streamlined operations and distribution centers allow us to quote in terms of days. If an item is in stock and ordered by 3:00 p.m. central time, it can be shipped or picked up by the customer the next business day. The warehouse stock scenario is managed to meet 80 percent of customer needs. If a standard product is not in stock, it can be built and delivered in 5-7 working days. Custom products can typically be done in 21 working days. Most importantly, once a lead time is quoted, we will do everything in our power to meet or beat the deadline. Since 2007, our on-time delivery rate has hovered around 99%. We understand that time is money.
For 50 years, Bluff Manufacturing has been recognized as the innovative leader when it comes to the fabrication and design of high quality dock, warehouse and storage equipment. All products are built to the most stringent industry standards, providing customers with the greatest possible value. Let us be your solutions provider!