Who We Are

Blue Ridge Fabricators is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Corporation.

Blue Ridge Fabricators Inc. (BRF) was established in 1981, as a manufacturer/fabricator of non-metallic die-cut products, gaskets and seals. Blue Ridge Fabricators has been a supplier to both O.E.M. and aftermarket applications for automotive, lawn and garden, marine, small engine, and consumer goods. Blue Ridge Fabricators carries a full line of gasket materials with custom engineering and research and development services thru our many material suppliers. Our in house steel-rule die shop produces high quality tooling with a fast turn around, usually within 24 hours.

Mission Statement

Blue Ridge Fabricators, Inc. is committed to ensuring that our products meet or exceed our customers' design and material specifications.

Our History

1893 -

In 1893 a printing company was formed in Chicago. During World War II the firm started to do die-cutting of convoluted rubber diaphragms for aircraft and allied equipment.

1960 -

In 1960 the company moved to Johnson City, Tennessee in search of a better labor/sales climate.

1969 -

In 1969 another move was made to the currently existing plant site in Elizabethton, Tennessee where we die cut nonmetallic gaskets for both OEM and aftermarket companies. We have our own in-house die shop which allows us the capability to make a brand new die and submit samples in a very timely fashion.

1999 -

In 1999 we achieved our ISO 9002-1994 certification. We are currently certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards. Our quality policy is “Blue Ridge Fabricators, Inc. is committed to ensuring that our products meet or exceed our customer’s design and material specifications”.


Located in the East Tennessee Mountains for more than 40 years Blue Ridge Fabricators, Inc. has enjoyed all the benefits of operating in East Tennessee Region. East Tennessee boasts some of the lowest overhead in the country, which allows BRF to produce a high quality-sealing product at a very aggressive price.

Blue Ridge Fabricators Location

In House Steel Rule Die Shop

Blue Ridge Fab Inc. maintains an In-House Steel Rule Die Shop second to none. We create tooling made of the finest materials available. Our wood and steel rule die shop is able to hold closer tolerance than most steel rule die shops can offer.

Tooling Services Overview

  • We have experienced in house Die Makers.
  • We build Close tolerance tooling from blue print.
  • We use the finest materials available to maintain close tolerance throughout your project.
  • We maintain and properly store your tooling so you don't have to pay for tooling more than once.
  • Close tolerance hard tooling is available upon request.



Over the past 40 years Blue Ridge Fabricators has established strong long-standing relationships with it’s many material suppliers. The benefit to you the customer is simple. Our suppliers are available to help ensure you the customer, are getting the latest and most accurate cost effective materials for your application.

With long term business relationships come pricing breaks and deeper discounts on materials. Blue Ridge Fabricators has the buying power and relationships with its suppliers that promote high quality and aggressive pricing strategies.