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Bluff Manufacturing Receives Patent for Spring Loaded Dock Plate 3/21/2012 Innovative product offers solution to material handling industry

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Bluff Manufacturing Receives Patent for Spring Loaded Dock Plate

Innovative product offers solution to material handling industry

FORT WORTH, TX – March 21, 2012 - Bluff Manufacturing is pleased to announce the receipt of a patent on its spring loaded aluminum dock plate (SL Plate) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As one of the leading providers of material handling products and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean and South America, Bluff Manufacturing used its extensive knowledge to develop the innovative spring loaded aluminum dock plate, which is a new solution to long standing challenges in the material handling industry.

According to Andrea Curreri, vice president of marketing and sales for Bluff Manufacturing, docks that are frequently serviced by fleets of comparable vehicles, or where materials are loaded or unloaded by hand truck, dolly or other manual methods, are the perfect candidates for Bluff Manufacturing's spring loaded aluminum dock plate, which increases efficiency and safety.

"The spring loaded aluminum dock plate's differentiating feature is its ability to be easily secured to the top of your dock, stored vertically, and immediately available for use without the hassles of retrieval and/or placement," Curreri explains. "This is just one example of the innovative products we have developed as a result of listening to our customer's challenges and needs."

Fitted with a pair of spring loaded attachments, the diamond deck aluminum spring loaded plate can be lifted using less than five pounds of pressure and raised to the vertical position for storage. Spring loaded plates are custom built for each customer's unique dock needs while taking into account plate size, bend specifications and spring weight. Dock efficiency and employee safety are increased with the use of the spring loaded dock plate:

  • Reduce downtime in hunting for “misplaced” plate
  • Avoid board damage from improper placement and retrieval
  • Enhance dock safety by protecting against dock run off

For more information on how Bluff Manufacturing can help you with material handling challenges call 1-800-433-2212 or go to www.bluffmanufacturing.com.

About Bluff Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, Bluff Manufacturing has been recognized as an innovative leader in the fabrication and design of high quality dock, warehouse, and industrial safety equipment. Bluff Manufacturing, whose customers include Frito Lay, Lumber Liquidators and ABF, is the only company to meet the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) MH30.2 standard, ensuring the highest quality products and providing customers with the greatest possible value. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Bluff Manufacturing serves the entire U.S., Mexico and Caribbean through a national distributor network, and the company’s 11 distribution warehouses ensure quick delivery of the standard items in the company’s product line including yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers, and safety barrier product Crash Guard.

Bluff Manufacturing acquired B&L Structures in June 2010, expanding its portfolio to include work platforms, mobile units, stairways, free standing conveyor support structures, caged ladders and mezzanines. These products continue to be available through B&L’s national network of distributors, many of which also work with Bluff Manufacturing.

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