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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!

A tale of two countries, and a 36 feet yard ramp!

We’ve often blogged and created amusing anecdotes about the “Adventures of the Bluff Traveling Banner.” In fact, you might have occasionally seen our Facebook updates on its whereabouts. However, this tale that I am about to narrate involves the adventure of a particular Bluff Yard Ramp – let’s call it 20SYS8436L (the L stands for … Continue reading A tale of two countries, and a 36 feet yard ramp!

Yard Ramps – to use the 6 feet Level Off or not. That is the question

There are several guidelines and factors to consider when buying a yard ramp. But we wanted to bring one particular aspect to your attention. When does buying a 36′ Length Yard Ramp with a 6’ Level off make more sense as opposed to a Straight 30′ Length Yard Ramp? When you need that extra maneuverability … Continue reading Yard Ramps – to use the 6 feet Level Off or not. That is the question

Green Jobs in the Manufacturing Sector

Green is a color. Green symbolizes the American Dollar. Green symbolizes envy. Today, more popularly, that color is strongly associated with environmentalism, and it also defines an entire industry worth trillions of dollars. Green jobs are those that produce goods and services that have an environmental benefit. According to manufacuringnews.com, the green economy employs more … Continue reading Green Jobs in the Manufacturing Sector

The Disappearing American Working Man, The Lost Generation, and Hurricane Irene!

Business Week’s reference to the “Disappearing American Working Man” and “The Lost Generation” made us look into trends that are coming to light because of the economic turmoil in the last few years. With economic news see-sawing in the last month, we finally saw a glimmer of hope as the Dow and the S&P gained … Continue reading The Disappearing American Working Man, The Lost Generation, and Hurricane Irene!

Wild week for the stock market, and a hot week for Texans!

It’s almost impossible to get started on business without first mentioning the inferno we’ve been experiencing the past few weeks. That inferno refers to a lot of happenings around the country and at Bluff Manufacturing.  The extreme hot temperatures, the heated political debate over the economy, and the heat our welders at Bluff have been … Continue reading Wild week for the stock market, and a hot week for Texans!

Texas takes the lead in job creation!

We’ve talked about employment and unemployment several times in the last couple of years. At the height of the recession it was all we heard and worse, experienced. We’d like to say that the country is in a better shape now and the state of affairs is improving. But the slow growth is still causing … Continue reading Texas takes the lead in job creation!

Be Safe and Stay Safe this June!

It’s June! The beginning of summer; which means warm weather, weddings, and trips to the water park! Here are some other fun facts about the month of June (according to learning.kern.org). June is also Dairy month, National Rose Month, National Forest System Month, National Frozen Yogurt Month, National Iced Tea Month and… brace yourself… it … Continue reading Be Safe and Stay Safe this June!