Food Processing

Food processing companies

The Knoxville region provides an exceptional location for the food processing/packaging industry. The 15-county area offers:

  • Excellent geographic location at juncture of 1-40, I-75 and I-81 for easy access to raw material and transportation of product to market
  • Located within one-day's drive of 70% of US market
  • Abundant supply of municipal water
  • Excess capacity in water and sewer systems
  • Electrical power generated by TVA providing customers 99.99% reliability since 2000
  • 1500+ miles of natural gas pipeline capable of delivering 1.86 Bcf/d of gas per day
  • Rail service by Norfolk Southern and CSX
  • Barge service on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway System
  • Strong automated machinery and metal working sectors for manufacturing of food processing equipment
  • Growing and trainable workforce
  • Very favorable business climate
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