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Bridging the gap between younger and older generations

As we get more digital in our communications, the chasm between the older generations and younger generations will only increase. With new generations of smart phones released year-to-year, social media, a booming app industry, and technology only getting smarter everyday, we’re bound to live in digital bubbles communicating only via online messages. And no matter … Continue reading Bridging the gap between younger and older generations

June is safety month – celebrating 100 years of promoting a safer world.

It’s June again. The weather is beautiful (and even unpredictable in certain parts and at certain times). We’re in the midst of summer. And with all things June – we have one more crucial factor to consider – Safety. June is National Safety Month (as promoted by the National Safety Council) and this year’s theme … Continue reading June is safety month – celebrating 100 years of promoting a safer world.

Safety doesn’t happen by accident

September 2012 marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the goal of National Preparedness Month is to educate the community about how to prepare for various types of emergencies. Ready.gov is FEMA’s official preparedness website and a great resource for those looking for more information about the … Continue reading Safety doesn’t happen by accident

Case Study: Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack

As Bluff Manufacturing operations continue to expand the available work area within the established production floor remains constant. This presented a challenge as relates to balancing the available work area and required storage queue capacity to enable the continuous production process. It was noted that the available horizontal area had been completely consumed with operations … Continue reading Case Study: Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack

Drucker challenges with five simple, yet important questions.

“The mission says why you do what you do, not the means by which you do it.” – Peter Drucker In our day-to-day business as manufacturers, resellers, marketers, accountants or whatever titles we hold, we forget to stop and reflect. Why are we doing what we’re doing? Is it purely bottom-line economics? Or are we … Continue reading Drucker challenges with five simple, yet important questions.

Summarizing SERC 2012 – The Southeast Recycling Conference

The 25th Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show – SERC – was in sunny Destin, Florida at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa held between March 11 – 14, 2012. Two of our lucky employees got to attend this wonderful show at a fantastic location and this blog is a summary of their … Continue reading Summarizing SERC 2012 – The Southeast Recycling Conference

Simple steps to reduce shipping claims or better ways to recover damages

We’d love to have zero claims on all our shipments that go out. But in the event we do have some claims, here’s how we can all work together to either reduce the number of claims or recover the damages. Last Friday, one of our employees that works with Con-way met with one of their … Continue reading Simple steps to reduce shipping claims or better ways to recover damages

Creating High Performance Teams

February is the month of love and relationships; but when the calendar turns to March we still have to nurture our relationships if we want them to be healthy all year long.   All of our relationships need care if they are to be strong and productive – even the business ones at work. For this … Continue reading Creating High Performance Teams

Steady mezzanines on unsteady grounds!

Earthquakes are a terrifying possibility in areas with high seismic activity. The destruction of property, land, and most importantly, human lives drives us to take into careful consideration all standards required to protect our buildings and structures from these terrible tremors and shakes. When you know you live in an area of high seismic activity, … Continue reading Steady mezzanines on unsteady grounds!