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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

Business is Always Good – For Hard Workers

My friends tell me I’m like the little boy who is the subject in the psychological experiment. He finds himself in a room waist high in horse manure with a shovel in the corner. After leaving him alone for a time the psychiatrist returned to find him whistling while he shoveled. When he was asked … Continue reading Business is Always Good – For Hard Workers


One down side to having a great product like the Bluff EZ-Pull Edge of Dock Leveler is that it is difficult to improve it. Well, difficult or not we have done just that. Welcome the new and improved GEN VI Edge of Dock Leveler. The design objectives were; Improve competitive stance in the marketplace Improve … Continue reading BLUFF GENERATION VI EDGE OF DOCK LEVELER


As the Southeast Territory Manager for Bluff Manufacturing, I have many assets to call on when I am providing an answer to a problem for one of my dealers. One of the assets that all Bluff Dealers know about is our inside Sales Department. Their professionalism and knowledge of product is unmatched in our industry. Another … Continue reading Assets


SKUs, SKUs and more SKUs! Everywhere all kinds of distributors are faced with the challenge of handling a product offering inclusive of often ten fold the number of stock keeping units (SKUs) they managed just a few years ago. SKU counts will more than likely continue to grow. In most cases distributors are handling all … Continue reading SKU’D UP!