Who We Are

cork, fiber, closed-cell sponge, silicone, rubber, thermoseal, interface solutions, and amorim gaskets

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

Blue Ridge Fabricators Inc. (BRF) was established in 1969, as a manufacturer/fabricator of 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 demands with quality products, on time delivery, and unmatched customer service!

Our History

1893 -

In 1893 it all began when a printing company was formed in Chicago. During World War II the firm began die-cutting convoluted rubber diaphragms for aircraft and allied military equipment.

1960 -

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

1969 -

In 1969 the plant was relocated to the current site in Elizabethton, Tennessee where we die cut gaskets and various parts for both OEM and aftermarket companies. We have our own in-house die shop which gives us the capability to fabricate tooling 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 - on time - every time.


Located in the East Tennessee Mountains for more than 50 years Blue Ridge Fabricators, Inc. is centrally located to a very wide customer base. Our location and stable history allows BRF to maintain low overheads and offer our customers very aggressive pricing.

Blue Ridge Fabricators icon over East Tennessee

In House Steel Rule Die Shop

Blue Ridge Fab Inc. operates an In-House Steel Rule Die Shop second to none. We create tooling made of the finest materials available and hold tight tolerances - well within RMA guidelines. Our turn-around time on prototype parts is normally 24-48 hours after approvals.

Tooling Services Overview

  • We have experienced in house Die Makers.
  • We build close tolerance tooling from blue prints or customer supplied samples.
  • 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 50 years Blue Ridge Fabricators has established strong long-standing relationships with it’s many material suppliers.

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.