Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) October 8, 2010
As part of a national effort to increase Congressional awareness of the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy, Bluff Manufacturing, Inc., (http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com), hosted a tour of its production facility September 22 for John Wood, North Texas Regional Director for the Office of Senator John Cornyn.
The plant tour, lead by Bluff Manufacturing President Clark Smith, was organized in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as part of its strategy to make legislators more aware of both the benefits manufacturers bring to communities and the unprecedented challenges now facing America's manufacturing sector - including loss of jobs and global competition.
As a leading provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S, Mexico, Canada and Caribbean, Bluff Manufacturing designs, builds and ships all of its yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers and Crash Guard industrial safety products from its Fort Worth production facility. In addition, its recent acquisition of B&L Structures, Inc., a national manufacturer of mezzanine structures, conveyor support, landings, stairways and caged ladders, expanded the company's product line.
"This was an ideal opportunity to demonstrate 'Made in America' and our commitment to ingenuity and quality craftsmanship," explained Smith, noting Wood observed the production process and met several employees during the tour. "We also took the opportunity to discuss the importance of Bluff's two year apprenticeship/training program and how our unique compensation model for plant employees would serve the U.S. manufacturing industry well in their collective efforts to maintain the production of American goods here in the United States."
As a member of NAM, Bluff Manufacturing will continue to lobby for manufacturing facilities and jobs staying in the U.S. by supporting regulations that are not restrictive and that promote independence of manufacturers.
For additional information, contact Bluff Manufacturing at toll free (800) 433-2212 or http://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 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. 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.
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