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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 3,900 Advanced automotive components and systems 
Brunswick Boat Group & Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe 2,216 Fiberglass pleasure boats
England Furniture Claiborne 1,200 Furniture manufacturer
Newell Rubbermaid Blount 1,200 Rubbermaid, Rolodex, PaperMate, and Sharpie office & writing products
SL Tennessee Anderson 1,127 Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
JTEKT Automotive TN - Vonore Co. Monroe 1,023 Automotive steering systems
Alcoa, Inc. Tennessee Operations (Arconic) Blount 1,000 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 957 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Inc. Anderson 700 Automotive frames
DTR Tennessee Inc. Claiborne 700 Anti vibration devices
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount, Grainger, Union 670 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 650 Automotive parts - torque converters
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon 630 Paper towels and bath tissue
Energy Solutions (Duratek Inc.) Roane/Anderson 615 Industrial Waste 
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 600 Bottling and soft drink distribution
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. Anderson 580 Automotive parts - aluminum die-castings
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon  580 Mushrooms
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson  550 Engineering and technology consulting
ConAgra Grocery Products Cocke 540 food products
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Knox 512 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
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
Yamaha - Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Monroe 452 Pleasure boats
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
Melaleuca, Inc. Knox 392 Detergents, dental care products, nutritional supplements and personal care products
Mastercraft Monroe 352 Pleasure boats
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
Skier's Choice, Inc. Blount 327 Ski boats
Nashua Corp. Jefferson  315 Paper rolls and labels
Rockford Manufacturing Co. Blount 300 Cotton, synthetic yarn and cordage
Malibu Boats West, LLC Loudon 270 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Tate & Lyle/AE Staley Loudon 268 Corn syrup, fuel alcohol
TRW Fuji Valve, Inc. Sevier  265 Automotive engine valves (exhaust & intake)
Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Sevier  250 Hot and cold mix asphalt; ready-mix concrete
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
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
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 2017; Community websites