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BLUSA Defense has exciting news to share!

BLUSA Defense has exciting news to share!

The BLUSA Defense commitment to excellence has reached new heights, as we proudly announce that our Quality Management System has received the AS 9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our incredible team, and their unwavering pursuit of excellence.

 AS 9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 are globally recognized standards that highlight a focus on quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. These certifications represent BLUSA Defense’s promise to deliver top-notch products and services to its clients in the defense industry.

BLUSA Defense walks to find a cure for ALS



BLUSA Defense team members participated in the ALS Walk at Citizens Bank Park this weekend (11/19/22), as part of team

Always Loving Stacy.  The team, with over 150 people, walked to raise funds benefitting the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association for ALS research, towards treatments and a cure.

For the second year in a row, team Always Loving Stacy was the largest team to participate in the annual event, and was also this year’s biggest fundraiser.

Thank you to all who participated by walking and/or donating.


Look at what popped up in the BLUSA Defense pumpkin patch this year

BLUSA Defense got into the fall spirit with our pumpkin decorating contest.  Thanks to all who participated! 

Awards were as follows:

  • 1st Place:  “Pumpkin at the Beach” (photo 1)
  • Runner Up:  “Pretty In Pink Pumpkin and Poem” (photo 2), in honor of Breast Cancer awareness. 
  • 2nd Runner:   “Peter and the Wrong Pumpkin” (photo 3)

BLUSA Defense goes pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness and heroism




BLUSA Defense celebrates Labor Day


On Friday, September 2 we gathered for a company-wide barbeque to honor our team members ahead of the Labor Day holiday.

Lots of fun was had, and lots of hot dogs were eaten and enjoyed!

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Congressman Donald Norcross visits BLUSA Defense

We were excited to welcome Congressman Donald Norcross to BLUSA, to meet our team and tour our facility. Congressman Norcross is very supportive of South Jersey’s small business community, and has a strong interest in the defense manufacturing industry as a member of the House Armed Services Committee on which he serves.

While on-site, the Congressman met with several BLUSA team members, discussing their individual backgrounds and their experiences working at BLUSA. He toured the production floor to get a first-hand look at our cutting-edge technology.

We look forward to inviting Congressman Norcross back to BLUSA, in the near future.

BLUSA Defense and Global Shop Solutions…a partnership striving for continuous growth

On July 21, we were visited by our Global Shop Solutions Customer Success Manager Cristina Patton, and Continuous Improvement Team Manager Daniel Carranco.  Cristina and Daniel stopped by to launch new functionality within our Global Shop program, training us on-site on enhancements that will allow for greater efficiency with the software.

Their visit also afforded an opportunity for them to tour our facility, and see first-hand the work we do and how we implement Global Shop on an everyday basis.  We enjoyed the visit!

Photo: Global Shop representatives Cristina Patton pictured in red shirt, Daniel Carranco pictured with red lanyard

Meet Lily Stanwyck….Stevens Institute of Technology Sophomore, BLUSA Defense Summer Intern and Future Mechanical Engineer

Lily Stanwyck

We were thrilled to welcome Lily Stanwyck to our team this summer.
Lily is a rising star at Stevens Institute of Technology, getting ready to begin her sophomore year this fall.
Lily works in our library assisting with the organization and scanning of technical drawings. Additionally, Lily has been helping out in the Quality Control Department providing assistance with our inventory logs.
Following her graduation from college, Lily intends to pursue a career in mechanical engineering.

Please make sure to say “hi” to Lily, when you see her at BLUSA!

BLUSA Defense celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day

BLUSA Defense celebrates June 23 as International Women in Engineering Day (although really EVERY day at BLUSA Defense is “Women in Engineering Day”)

Today we’d like to introduce you to our 2022 Summer Intern Lindsey H. 

Lindsey is a rising sophomore at Syracuse University, studying mechanical engineering. This summer she will be utilizing her coursework and gaining practical real-world workplace experience, with us. 

We are looking forward to showing Lindsey the innovative and exciting things going on at BLUSA Defense, and learning from her as well.

Welcome Lindsey!

Bright Lights USA Hires Skilled Technicians through Grant-Funded Manufacturing Training Initiative

Bright Lights USA Hires SKilled