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Major Manufacturers


Company County Total Employees Description
Y-12 National Security Complex Anderson/Roane 7,000 Manufacture and refurbishment of nuclear weapon components
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount 3,800 Advanced automotive components and systems 
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount, Grainger, Union 2,712 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
England Furniture Claiborne 1200 Furniture manufacturer
Alcoa, Inc. Tennessee Operations Blount 1,160 Aluminum beverage can sheets
SL Tennessee Anderson 1150 Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
JTEKT Automotive TN - Vonore Co. Monroe 1023 Automotive steering systems
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 950 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Inc. Anderson 810 Automotive frames
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. Anderson 732 Automotive parts - aluminum die-castings
DTR Tennessee Inc. Claiborne 700 Anti vibration devices
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 699 Automotive parts - torque converters
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon 645 Paper towels and bath tissue
Brunswick Boat Group & Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe 630 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Energy Solutions (Duratek Inc.) Roane/Anderson 615 Industrial Waste 
Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Sevier  600 Hot and cold mix asphalt; ready-mix concrete
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon  585 Mushrooms
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson  550 Engineering and technology consulting
ConAgra Grocery Products Cocke 540 food products
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 540 Bottling and soft drink distribution
Bush Brothers & Company Jefferson/Knox 500 Baked beans, chili, hominy and greens
Carlex Glass Company Monroe 500 Automotive glass sets
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe 458 Truck and boat seats and military clothing
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Knox 450 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company Anderson 432 Lawn and garden, ATV, and commercial tires
Tennier Industries Scott 425 Clothing
Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. Knox 400 Newspaper publishing
Mastercraft Monroe 400 Pleasure boats
Melaleuca, Inc. Knox 392 Detergents, dental care products, nutritional supplements and personal care products
Malibu Boats West, LLC Loudon 372 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Newell Rubbermaid Blount 360 Rubbermaid, Rolodex, PaperMate, and Sharpie office & writing products
Kimble Chase Life Science Research Products Roane 350 Pharmaceutical glassware
DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Knox/Union/Claiborne 343 Medical supplies including: acute care, patient care, wound care & equipment
Nashua Corp. Jefferson  315 Paper rolls and labels
Yamaha - Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Monroe 305 Pleasure boats
Rockford Manufacturing Co. Blount 300 Cotton, synthetic yarn and cordage
Tate & Lyle/AE Staley Loudon 268 Corn syrup, fuel alcohol
ARC Automotive, Inc.  Knox 250 Automotive parts - air bag inflators
Gemtron Monroe 245 Tempered and decorative glass
Viskase Corporation Loudon 245 Synthetic meat casings
Lisega Sevier  226 Pipe Hangers
Camel Manufacturing Campbell 183 Sewn canvas items
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon 182 Polymer Concrete products
Emerson Process Management Knox 180 Predictive maintenance & vibration analysis equipment
Skier's Choice, Inc. Blount 180 Ski boats
Sonoco Products Company Cocke 171 Paperboard cores
Volunteer Knit Apparel Inc Claiborne 155 Knitwear operation
John H. Daniel Co. Knox 150 Men's suits
Key Safety Systems, Inc.  Knox 150 Automotive safety restraints components and systems
TRW Fuji Valve, Inc. Sevier  150 Automotive engine valves (exhaust & intake)
Great Dane Scott 145 Flat bed trailers
Overman Group USA Jefferson 100 Furniture manufacturer
Vestal Manufacturing Monroe 80 Metal fireplaces & steel home products

Source:  Book of Lists 2016; Community websites