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Leadership Lessons From Seahawks Super Bowl Fail: Own It & Grow

Entrepreneurs talk boldly about risk and about embracing the lessons of failure when things go wrong. But what if one’s failure is epic and instantaneous, with 100-million-plus people watching live and most of them agreeing the risk you took was really, really dumb? This Chicago Tribune article asked a few entrepreneurs and leadership experts to … Continue reading Leadership Lessons From Seahawks Super Bowl Fail: Own It & Grow

Why Forklift Safety is Like the Regular Football Season and Not the Playoffs

The Super Bowl was last February 2. National Forklift Safety Day was last June 10. Certainly, neither date is important now except for how they raised our awareness of the need for talent, discipline, and extra precautions in the regular season. Of note, the professional training camps started in July, but the really savvy professionals … Continue reading Why Forklift Safety is Like the Regular Football Season and Not the Playoffs

Trailer Door Opening

DID YOU KNOW? Most trailer doors are roll ups with an opening of 92″-94″. Swing door trailers have an opening that is 102″ wide. Boards and ramps must have a minimum of 2″ clearance per side to allow for safe, secure, proper placement. Some people ask us for a 96″ wide board for a roll … Continue reading Trailer Door Opening

Cantilever Rack Solutions

Measure twice, cut once. We’re all familiar with the old adage advising patience and precision to ensure the best possible results. But to keep up with the break-neck pace of supply and demand, some manufacturers are foregoing such attention to detail in favor of a one-size-fits-all mentality. This is not the case with Bluff Manufacturing. … Continue reading Cantilever Rack Solutions

Let’s Hear it for the IT Guy

We’ve all said it: “I don’t know what I’d do without my computer.” It can feel weird to admit and we’re probably all a little tired of hearing it, but it really is true. In this day and age, computerlessness is utterly crippling to productivity. And for this reason we should all thank our lucky … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the IT Guy

Frank Ramirez in the Land of Opportunity

America has long been thought of as a melting pot of cultures, and that reputation is truer today than ever before. Ever-advancing communication and travel technology makes the world a little bit smaller every day. Because of this, cultural exchange plays out on stages large and small all the time. This increasing diversity has the … Continue reading Frank Ramirez in the Land of Opportunity

Who has a crystal ball to see into the future?

These days , senior managers, are having to make difficult choices (as we always do) about how much to spend, what to spend it on, and when to spend it. We all wish we knew with certainty what will be different with this economic cycle, but this time it’s even worse than normal… the stats … Continue reading Who has a crystal ball to see into the future?

The World is Now Going Slower

NOT! We all seem to be moving faster and faster these days. As they say, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”. So what can we do to reclaim some of that time and efficiency when we’re racing around in the warehouse, trying to get stuff loaded and unloaded, picked and put away, but … Continue reading The World is Now Going Slower

Meet Post Protector and Rack Guard!

Hi, I’m Post Protector (Left) and that’s Rack Guard (Right). We work all shifts protecting pallet racks, and all the goods stowed on them, from forklift related accidents and damage. I take care of the posts, and he protects the sides from getting hit from traffic on the main aisles. Believe me it’s an exciting … Continue reading Meet Post Protector and Rack Guard!

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