Quality Program and Certifications
Quality is the focus of all operations, and activities at Blue Ridge. In support of these objectives a complete staff and well-equipped lab are maintained.
- State of the Art CMM’s (3)
- Mahr surface profile measurement
- Mitutoyo Profile Projector
- Metallographic polishing
lab and microscopy
ISO 14000 Certification:
The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. The very first two standards, and ISO 14004:2004, deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001:2004 provides the requirements for an EMS and ISO 14004:2004 gives general EMS guidelines.
The other standards and guidelines in the family address specific environmental aspects, including: labeling, performance evaluation, life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.
TS 16949 Certification:
In 1994, AIAG was selected by the Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force to oversee the publication and distribution of the QS-9000 and related quality manuals and to administer the delivery of QS-9000 sanctioned training. Since that time, AIAG's quality offerings have expanded to include ISO/TS 16949 and related manuals, as well as more than 30 training offerings related to quality.
The TS16949 standard is a robust automotive specific standard based on an ISO 9001 foundation. Blue Ridge maintains these high standards as a part of their Tier 1 status with GM.