Major Manufacturers

Company County Total Employees Description
Y-12 National Security Complex Roane 7,241 Manufacture and refurbishment of nuclear weapon components
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount, Grainger, Union 5,436 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount 4,500 Advanced automotive components and systems 
England Furniture Claiborne 1,450 Furniture manufacturer
JTEKT Automotive TN - Vonore Co. Monroe 1,200 Automotive steering systems
SL Tennessee Anderson 913 Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon 904 Paper towels and bath tissue
Newell Rubbermaid Blount 900 Rubbermaid, Rolodex, PaperMate, and Sharpie office & writing products
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 900 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Inc. Anderson 900 Automotive frames
Arconic Blount 900 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Sevier  840 Hot and cold mix asphalt; ready-mix concrete
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. Anderson 828 Automotive parts - aluminum die-castings
Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe 779 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe 763 Truck and boat seats and military clothing
Malibu Boats West, LLC Loudon 700 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Bush Brothers & Company Jefferson/Knox 658 Baked beans, chili, hominy and greens
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Knox 573 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon  573 Mushrooms
Carlex Glass Company Monroe 558 Automotive glass sets
DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Knox/Union/Claiborne 500 Medical supplies including: acute care, patient care, wound care & equipment
Melaleuca, Inc. Knox 500 Detergents, dental care products, nutritional supplements and personal care products
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 450 Automotive parts - torque converters
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson  450 Engineering and technology consulting
Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. Knox 400 Newspaper publishing
Carlstar Group Anderson 400 Lawn and garden, ATV, and commercial tires
Nashua Corp. Jefferson  360 Paper rolls and labels
Mastercraft Monroe 352 Pleasure boats
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon 351 Polymer Concrete products
Gemtron Monroe 332 Tempered and decorative glass
Great Dane Scott 327 Flat bed trailers
Skier's Choice, Inc. Blount 327 Ski boats
Tennier Industries Scott 315 Clothing
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 300 Bottling and soft drink distribution
DWK Life Sciences Roane 277 Pharmaceutical glassware
Federal Mogul Sevierville Sevier  263 Automotive engine valves (exhaust & intake)
Viskase Corporation Loudon 260 Synthetic meat casings
Tate & Lyle Loudon 254 Corn syrup, fuel alcohol
Yamaha - Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Monroe 223 Pleasure boats
SumiRiko Tennessee, INC. Claiborne 208 Anti vibration devices
Lisega Sevier  188 Pipe Hangers
Sonoco Products Company Cocke 171 Metal packaging for food and household products
Volunteer Knit Apparel Inc Claiborne 150 Knitwear operation
Vestal Manufacturing Monroe 140 Metal fireplaces & steel home products
AESSEAL Inc. Blount 137 Manufacturer of mechanical seals and environmental sealing devices for rotating equipment
Energy Solutions Roane/Anderson 133 Industrial Waste 

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2022