Bluff Manufacturing was founded in 1968 near Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturing primarily yard ramps. They quickly established themselves as a dock equipment company, expanding into the southwest, and then eventually the entire U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Bluff is now a leading manufacturer of dock levelers, primarily edge-of-dock levelers, with standard height and low dock options. In addition to their levelers, they offer dock plates and dock boards that function as a low cost solution in a low volume loading and unloading application. These are to be used with hand trucks and pallet jacks, and should not be used with forklifts or other power equipment. Similar to dock boards, Bluff's rail boards are an effective solution for loading and unloading railroad freight cars.