BlueWater traces its roots to a family-owned textile business that began manufacturing in Georgia in 1890 . The company's modern history began in 1969 when it manufactured the first American-made kernmantle caving rope. After seven consecutive generations in textile manufacturing BlueWater is THE standard in quality and durability.
In 1975 they introduced the first synthetic low elongation rope for fire and industrial high-rise rescue. Synthetic nylon fiber was a radical departure from the norm of one inch manila ropes that were in use. These UL Classified NFPA 1983/2012 edition life safety ropes have become the most widely used ropes of this type in the country and are the first choice of fire and rescue groups around the world.
In 1995 BlueWater became the first American manufacturer in the industry to obtain ISO 9000 Certification. ISO 9000 is an internationally recognized Quality Management system. It insures the highest possible quality in manufacturing and service. Constant monitoring of raw materials, component parts and in-line processes by a fully equipped laboratory is an essential part of our ISO Program. This guarantees no deviation in the manufacturing process.