Food Processing Companies

With an abundance of water and reliable electricity, the Knoxville region offers an ideal location for the food processing/packaging industry.

Situated at the juncture of I-40, I-75 and I-81 the region’s geographic location provides easy access to raw materials the ability to quickly transport products to market.

Company Location Employees Product
Keurig Green Mountain  Knox 900 Coffee Roasting, packaging & wholesaling
Monterey Mushrooms Loudon 500 Commercial mushrooms
Ole Smoky Distillery Sevier 500 Tennessee moonshine
Bush Brothers & Co. Jefferson 500 Manufactures dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables & soup mixes
Custom Food Division, Processed Foods Corp. Knox 400 Manufacturer of frozen soups, sauces, side dishes
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 400 Manufactures and distributes Coca-Cola products
Pepsi Beverages Co Knox 305 Soft drinks, water, juice, teas, energy drinks, Gatorade, Muscle Milk
Flowers Foods Knox 269 Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Viskase Corp Loudon 260 Cellulose casings
Tate & Lyle Loudon 254 Corn syrup & flavoring extracts
Reily Foods Co. (JFG) Knox 200 Coffee roasting, manufacturers peanut butter & mayonnaise
Family Brands Loudon 165 Meat packing plant
Wamplers Farm Sausage Co. Loudon 120 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat
Crockett Creek LLC Knox 88 Manufactures dried beef from purchased meat
Swaggerty Sausage Co. Inc. Sevier 83 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat; meat processing
Tennessee Cheddars, Sweetwater Valley Farm Loudon 43 Cheese manufacturing
Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams Monroe 22 Dry cured country ham, bacon & prosciutto
English Mountain Spring Water Company Jefferson 20 Bottles spring water for drinking

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2023