Bluff Manufacturing is growing and reaching new heights indeed! Recently, the company acquired B&L Structures, Inc. a Dallas-based national steel manufacturer whose client list includes big names such as NASA, Tuesday Morning, Burlington Coat Factory, Anderson Systems (a division of Wal-Mart which distributes books and music), and Aviall (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing Company), which boasts the largest mezzanine structure in Texas. This acquisition led to an expansion of Bluff’s product portfolio to now include mezzanines, multi-level shelving units, free standing conveyor support structures, stairways, service and maintenance platforms, heavy duty rack, work platforms, and mobile units. In addition, B&L Structures’ exterior handrails and guide rail systems will complement Bluff Manufacturing’s existing Crash Guard warehouse safety products, which include safety rail, rack guard, machine guard, pipe guard, floor rail, post protector, door track protector and modular protective barrier.
In keeping with its objective of increasing in-plant efficiency, space utilization and safety, Bluff Manufacturing is excited to be able to offer mezzanines to its customers. Bluff Manufacturing now makes these at its Fort Worth facility and it custom-builds for its customers mezzanines that span up to 40 feet and have load capacities of up to 1,000 pounds per square foot. As always, customer service will always be top priority to Bluff manufacturing and a local representative will help determine customers’ needs and will assist them in custom-designing mezzanines – whether it’s 100 square feet or 25,000 square feet.
Bluff Manufacturing’s new line of Mezzanines will be offered in several option packages and can be used for a variety of purposes – whether it’s for in-plant offices, observations platforms, processing, storage, or multi-level shelving units. Material for designing and building mezzanines come in several shapes and sizes so that custom fabrication can be avoided and costs can be contained while still being able to offer custom designs to our customers.
Quality and safety will always receive top priority when it comes to any product offered by Bluff Manufacturing. Therefore, its mezzanines will be designed and built based on OSHA and International Building Code (IBC) and an engineer’s seal is available for all designs in the 48 contiguous states.
Made from the most efficient combination of hot-rolled structural steel (ASTM-A36/50), high strength cold-formed sections, structural tubes (ASTM-A500), and steel bar joists, Bluff Manufacturing’s mezzanines are assuredly safe and cost-effective. These products will continue to be available through B&L’s national network of distributors, many of whom also work with Bluff Manufacturing. Bluff Manufacturing hopes that this strategic move will lead the company toward a future of continued excellence in craftsmanship and customer service in designing, and manufacturing a diverse product line of material handling equipment.