Major Manufacturers


Company County Total Employees Description
Y-12 National Security Complex Anderson/Roane 7,000 Manufacture and refurbishment of nuclear weapon components
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount 4,439 Advanced automotive components and systems 
Newell Rubbermaid Blount 1,500 Rubbermaid, Rolodex, PaperMate, and Sharpie office & writing products
DTR Tennessee Inc. Claiborne 1,495 Anti vibration devices
England Furniture Claiborne 1,400 Furniture manufacturer
SL Tennessee Anderson 1,150 Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
JTEKT Automotive TN - Vonore Co. Monroe 1,050 Automotive steering systems
Arconic Blount 1,000 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Inc. Anderson 800 Automotive frames
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. Anderson 800 Automotive parts - aluminum die-castings
Brunswick Boat Group & Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe 763 Fiberglass pleasure boats
DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Knox/Union/Claiborne 747 Medical supplies including: acute care, patient care, wound care & equipment
Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Sevier  740 Hot and cold mix asphalt; ready-mix concrete
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 726 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount, Grainger, Union 657 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 650 Automotive parts - torque converters
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon 630 Paper towels and bath tissue
Energy Solutions (Duratek Inc.) Roane/Anderson 615 Industrial Waste 
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon  570 Mushrooms
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson  550 Engineering and technology consulting
ConAgra Grocery Products Cocke 540 food products
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company Anderson 536 Lawn and garden, ATV, and commercial tires
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Knox 512 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Mastercraft Monroe 510 Pleasure boats
Bush Brothers & Company Jefferson/Knox 500 Baked beans, chili, hominy and greens
Carlex Glass Company Monroe 500 Automotive glass sets
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe 458 Truck and boat seats and military clothing
Yamaha - Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Monroe 452 Pleasure boats
Tennier Industries Scott 425 Clothing
Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. Knox 400 Newspaper publishing
Malibu Boats West, LLC Loudon 399 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 382 Bottling and soft drink distribution
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon 351 Polymer Concrete products
Melaleuca, Inc. Knox 350 Detergents, dental care products, nutritional supplements and personal care products
Kimble Chase Life Science Research Products Roane 350 Pharmaceutical glassware
Skier's Choice, Inc. Blount 327 Ski boats
Nashua Corp. Jefferson  300 Paper rolls and labels
Gemtron Monroe 275 Tempered and decorative glass
Tate & Lyle Loudon 254 Corn syrup, fuel alcohol
Federal Mogul Sevierville Sevier  250 Automotive engine valves (exhaust & intake)
Lisega Sevier  250 Pipe Hangers
Viskase Corporation Loudon 240 Synthetic meat casings
Rockford Manufacturing Co. Blount 200 Cotton, synthetic yarn and cordage
Great Dane Scott 200 Flat bed trailers
ARC Automotive, Inc.  Knox 190 Automotive parts - air bag inflators
Camel Manufacturing Campbell 183 Sewn canvas items
Emerson Process Management Knox 180 Predictive maintenance & vibration analysis equipment
Sonoco Products Company Cocke 171 Paperboard cores
Volunteer Knit Apparel Inc Claiborne 165 Knitwear operation
John H. Daniel Co. Knox 150 Men's suits
Key Safety Systems, Inc.  Knox 150 Automotive safety restraints components and systems
Overman Group USA Jefferson 125 Furniture manufacturer
Vestal Manufacturing Monroe 80 Metal fireplaces & steel home products

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2018