Quality Program and Certifications

Quality Lab

The Quality Lab at Blue Ridge supports both the casting and machining operations.  Our highly trained staff uses the latest equipment to ensure compliance with the industry’s most demanding specifications.


    • 3-Coordinate Measuring Machines with full surface profiling capability
    • Romer Laser Digital Surface Scanner
    • Optical Comparator
    • Mahr Surf Digital profile generator
    • 2- X-Ray Machines
    • Lab Quality Spectrograph
    • Polishing Lab capable of metallographic samples
    • Microscopy to 500X


  • TS16949
  • ISO 14000

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.