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It’s work. And it is personal. That’s because BlueWater Ropes is a family-owned business. We know what it’s like to work hard and be safe doing it. Our roots trace back to the family textile business that began manufacturing in Georgia in 1903. Our modern history began in 1969 when we manufactured the first American-made kernmantle caving rope. After six consecutive generations in textile manufacturing, BlueWater Work Ropes are THE standard in quality, performance and durability for rescue and off-ground work industries.

In 1975, Blue Water Ropes introduced the first rope intended for Military and Police, and other applications where low visibility is required. The synthetic low elongation rope for fire and industrial high-rise rescue was a radical departure from the norm of one inch manila ropes that were in use.

Our 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. The Military, Fire Fighters and S.W.A.T. teams trust their lives to BlueWater work ropes, which is something we are very proud of.

In 1995 BlueWater became the first American manufacturer in our industry to obtain ISO 9000 Certification. ISO 9000 is an internationally recognized Quality Management system. It ensures the highest possible quality in manufacturing and service. Constant monitoring of raw materials, component parts and in-line processes by our fully equipped laboratory is an essential part of our ISO Program. This guarantees no deviation in the manufacturing process.

SBA number P0501923. Cage code 62645. DUNS number 161700950. BlueWater Ropes complies with all Defense Supply Center Philadelphia.


The Confidence To Climb

BlueWater's industry-leading innovations began six generations ago and continue today in their family-owned & operated factory in the USA, where their unwavering commitment to hand-crafted manufacturing processes deliver durable, state-of-the-art products at the fairest prices.

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