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The Importance of Machine Guards

One of Bluff’s core values is Safety. And we cannot place enough emphasis on this. We keep coming back to this topic because it is important for us to be constantly aware of safety and the importance of following appropriate procedures to maintain accident-free premises. The material handling industry is wrought with risks and tough … Continue reading The Importance of Machine Guards

Where have all the welders gone?

In the manufacturing industry, skilled welders hold great significance. Therefore, recent news articles citing a general decline of skilled welders even with prevailing high unemployment rates, presents an interesting conundrum. Finding qualified welders is difficult enough, but finding experienced welders is even more so. This is not just a problem in the United States; a … Continue reading Where have all the welders gone?

Making friends one six pack at a time!

That was in Harry’s own words. Harry Davidson and Sid Blache, our Business Development Managers, as well as myself, have been doing the beer rounds this past October.  Our beer rounds have been taking place at beer conventions exchanging business cards and networking rather than guzzling down a six-pack at your friendly neighborhood bars and … Continue reading Making friends one six pack at a time!

Bluff Manufacturing’s Distributors Portal is now open for business!

Sometime in August, we blogged about the importance of having a personalized online account in e-commerce sales and we tried to drop a few hints about a wonderful online resource we were building for our distributors. Well, without much further ado, let me present Phase I of Bluff Manufacturing’s Distributor’s Portal. This will be your … Continue reading Bluff Manufacturing’s Distributors Portal is now open for business!

Did you ‘hear’ my email? There’s an app for that!

The last thing you want to be texting before getting into a crash is “Omg!” A blog we wrote two weeks ago highlighted the risk of traveling in unfamiliar places and asked our readers to give us tips that would help road warriors stay safe. This week we’re focusing on another road hazard – texting … Continue reading Did you ‘hear’ my email? There’s an app for that!

The Adventures of the Traveling Bluff Yard Ramp

It always takes marketing genius to come up with unique solutions. At Bluff Manufacturing, our yard ramps ship out weekly to different locations throughout the United States. These gargantuan yard ramps measure 6 – 7 feet in width, 30-36 feet in length and weigh up to 7,000 pounds with capacities ranging to 60,000 pounds. Because … Continue reading The Adventures of the Traveling Bluff Yard Ramp

The joys and peril of business travel

Most of us in the business world have had to pack our bags at one time or another and set sail on a company mission. There are so many benefits to be reaped with business travel, and at the same time so many disadvantages. Mostly people either love it or hate it, but some simply … Continue reading The joys and peril of business travel

Made in America!

For the longest time, manufacturing was the backbone of American society. That is until most of these jobs were transferred overseas. However you slice and dice the economics of the manufacturing sector, it definitely hurt a lot of Americans who lost their jobs. Today, America is trying to bring these jobs back to American shores … Continue reading Made in America!

Falling leaves signal the end of the third quarter of 2010!

While we’re still enjoying relatively warm weather here in Texas and other parts of the Southwest, temperatures are rapidly dropping in and around other parts of the country.  Living in Texas makes it easy to forget that summer is officially over and fall is already here! And if the Labor Day weekend didn’t mark the … Continue reading Falling leaves signal the end of the third quarter of 2010!