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Spring into Action

So, it seems like Spring is finally here. Hopefully, the spate of cold weather we’ve been experiencing in Texas this year is finally behind us, at least until next year. While it was fun and exciting to have a record 10 inches of snow dumped on us in Texas, I for one, am glad to … Continue reading Spring into Action

Steel or Aluminum – we provide you the support you need.

Everybody could use a little support from time to time, and at Bluff Manufacturing, that’s what we provide – support to the material handling industry. Everyday, our employees work hard to create innovative solutions and products that will benefit our customers. Just a little support goes a long way. A 118-pound dock board can support … Continue reading Steel or Aluminum – we provide you the support you need.

What Can We Do For You?

It is a very different marketplace today than just 12 short months ago.  Even lower material costs cannot induce people to turn loose of the Purchase Order.  On the near horizon there seems to be an uptick in quote activity  That is good but will it proceed to the order stage?  Only time will tell.We, … Continue reading What Can We Do For You?

Product Literature in a "Green World"

I just finished reading “Hot, Flat, and Crowded – Why we need a Green Revolution – And How it Can Renew America” by Thomas L. Friedman.  I had read “The World is Flat” when it came out back in 2005 and had waited anxiously for the release of the new book earlier this winter.  I … Continue reading Product Literature in a "Green World"

Material Handling Show – ProMat 2009

I was in Chicago for the national material handling show last week. It was billed as the largest to date and lived up to that hype. There were new lines, old lines with new models and demos galore. I guess that most people spend the time and money to go to these shows for the … Continue reading Material Handling Show – ProMat 2009

Loading Ramps – More Choices – Forklift Ramps to Vehicle Loading Ramps

Bluff forklift loading ramp line has been expanded over the last few months.  We have always made special sizes but many of you may not know that. The unit that has proved to work the best for loading or unloading material from ground to truck is the Bluff #16SYS8436L.  That unit at 84″ wide (78″ … Continue reading Loading Ramps – More Choices – Forklift Ramps to Vehicle Loading Ramps

Dock Boards and Dock Plates

Dock boards and dock plates or dock boards and dock plates if you choose, are still the equipment of choice for millions of transits per day by all types of equipment. One of the most frequent explanations I hear our customer service team giving is what is the difference between a dock board and a … Continue reading Dock Boards and Dock Plates

Set Yourselves Apart

In April of this year amid all the recession talk I wrote an article on this blog entitled “Business is Always Good – For Hard Workers”. It was a good article and reflected what I know about troubled economic times having seen several since my first job in Material Handling in 1966. I worried about … Continue reading Set Yourselves Apart

Dock Boards – Dock Plates – Rail Boards "There Must Be Standards"

We have know for years that people’s safety and even their lives depend on the products that we build. If you are a material handling dealer who sells dock boards, dock plates and rail boards to companies…or….if you are the buyer of the product for use by your own employees ….you deserve assurance the product … Continue reading Dock Boards – Dock Plates – Rail Boards "There Must Be Standards"