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 573 Commercial mushrooms
Ole Smoky Distillery Sevier 500 Tennessee moonshine
Custom Food Division, Processed Foods Corp. Knox 400 Manufacturer of frozen soups, sauces, side dishes
Bush Brothers & Co. Jefferson 358 Manufactures dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables & soup mixes
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 300 Manufactures and distributes Coca-Cola products
Pepsi Beverages Co Knox 300 Soft drinks, water, juice, teas, energy drinks, Gatorade, Muscle Milk
Flowers Foods Knox 269 Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Tate & Lyle Loudon 254 Corn syrup & flavoring extracts
Viskase Corp Loudon 240 Cellulose casings
Reily Foods Co. (JFG) Knox 175 Coffee roasting, manufacturers peanut butter & mayonnaise
Wamplers Farm Sausage Co. Loudon 151 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat
Family Brands Loudon 133 Meat packing plant
Swaggerty Sausage Co. Inc. Sevier 90 Manufactures sausage from slaughtered meat; meat processing
Crockett Creek LLC Knox 88 Manufactures dried beef from purchased meat
Tennessee Cheddars, Sweetwater Valley Farm Loudon 30 Cheese manufacturing
English Mountain Spring Water Company Jefferson 20 Bottles spring water for drinking
Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams Monroe 20 Dry cured country ham, bacon & prosciutto

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2022