Food Processing Companies

With an abundance of water and situated at the juncture of I-40, I-75 and I-81, the Knoxville region offers an ideal location for the food processing/packaging industry.

Company Location Employees Product
Keurig Green Mountain  Knox 726 Coffee Roasting, packaging & wholesaling
Bush Brothers & Co. Jefferson 650 Manufactures dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables & soup mixes
Monterey Mushrooms Loudon 570 Commercial mushrooms
Con Agra Food Cocke 475 Food products
Custom Food Division, Processed Foods Corp. Knox 400 Manufacturer of frozen soups, sauces, side dishes
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 382 Manufactures and distributes Coca-Cola products
Pepsi Beverages Co Knox 368 Soft drinks, water, juice, teas, energy drinks, Gatorade, Muscle Milk
Flowers Foods Knox 306 Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Tate & Lyle Loudon 300 Corn syrup & flavoring extracts
Ole Smoky Distillery Sevier 300 Tennessee moonshine
Campos Foods Campbell 285 Fully-cooked meat products
Viskase Corp Loudon 240 Cellulose casings
House of Thaller Knox 172 Manufactures salads and dressings
Wamplers Farm Sausage Co. Loudon 152 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat
Reily Foods Co. (JFG) Knox 150 Coffee roasting, manufacturers peanut butter & mayonnaise
Family Brands Loudon 133 Meat packing plant
Swaggerty Sausage Co. Inc. Sevier 80 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat; meat processing
Tennessee Cheddars, Sweetwater Valley Farm Loudon 30 Cheese manufacturing
Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams Monroe 19 Dry cured country ham, bacon & prosciutto
Crockett Creek LLC Knox 15 Manufactures dried beef from purchased meat
English Mountain Spring Water Company Jefferson 14 Bottles spring water for drinking

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2018