According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. recycles over 85 million tons of trash each year. In fact, Forbes magazine reported that in 2012, American communities on average spent more on waste management than any other public service, including fire protection, parks and recreation, libraries, and schoolbooks. In addition to trash handled … Continue reading Bridging Gaps in the Recycling Industry
September 2012 marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the goal of National Preparedness Month is to educate the community about how to prepare for various types of emergencies. Ready.gov is FEMA’s official preparedness website and a great resource for those looking for more information about the … Continue reading Safety doesn’t happen by accident
As Bluff Manufacturing operations continue to expand the available work area within the established production floor remains constant. This presented a challenge as relates to balancing the available work area and required storage queue capacity to enable the continuous production process. It was noted that the available horizontal area had been completely consumed with operations … Continue reading Case Study: Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
“The mission says why you do what you do, not the means by which you do it.” – Peter Drucker In our day-to-day business as manufacturers, resellers, marketers, accountants or whatever titles we hold, we forget to stop and reflect. Why are we doing what we’re doing? Is it purely bottom-line economics? Or are we … Continue reading Drucker challenges with five simple, yet important questions.
The 25th Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show – SERC – was in sunny Destin, Florida at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa held between March 11 – 14, 2012. Two of our lucky employees got to attend this wonderful show at a fantastic location and this blog is a summary of their … Continue reading Summarizing SERC 2012 – The Southeast Recycling Conference
We’d love to have zero claims on all our shipments that go out. But in the event we do have some claims, here’s how we can all work together to either reduce the number of claims or recover the damages. Last Friday, one of our employees that works with Con-way met with one of their … Continue reading Simple steps to reduce shipping claims or better ways to recover damages
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
A PATENTLY Clear Solution to Your Material Handling Challenges Bluff Manufacturing is pleased to announce the receipt of a USPTO Patent on our Spring Loaded (SL) Aluminum Dock Plate. Bluff is truly innovative in its problem solving and provides a patently clear solution to your unique material handling challenges! If your docks are frequently serviced … Continue reading Bluff Manufacturing’s Spring Loaded Dock Plate
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!