Major Manufacturers


Company County Total Employees Description
Y-12 National Security Complex Roane 7,800 Manufacture and refurbishment of nuclear weapon components
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount, Grainger, Union 5,047 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount 5,000 Advanced automotive components and systems 
JTEKT Automotive TN - Vonore Co. Monroe 1,200 Automotive steering systems
Arconic Blount 1,100 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Inc. Anderson 941 Automotive frames
SL Tennessee Anderson 913 Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
Newell Rubbermaid Blount 900 Rubbermaid, Rolodex, PaperMate, and Sharpie office & writing products
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 900 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
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
Malibu Boats West, LLC Loudon 700 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Mastercraft Monroe 605 Pleasure boats
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon 599 Paper towels and bath tissue
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Knox 573 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Carlex Glass Company Monroe 558 Automotive glass sets
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe 500 Truck and boat seats and military clothing
Bush Brothers & Company Jefferson/Knox 500 Baked beans, chili, hominy and greens
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon  500 Mushrooms
Yamaha - Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Monroe 460 Pleasure boats
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson  450 Engineering and technology consulting
DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Knox/Union/Claiborne 400 Medical supplies including: acute care, patient care, wound care & equipment
Carlstar Group Anderson 400 Lawn and garden, ATV, and commercial tires
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox 400 Bottling and soft drink distribution
Lifetime Products, Inc. Knox 400 Plastic kayaks and playground equipment
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 380 Automotive parts - torque converters
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon 351 Polymer Concrete products
Great Dane Scott 318 Flat bed trailers
Tennier Industries Scott 315 Clothing
Techmer PM, LLC Anderson 310 Plastic additives and compounds
Melaleuca, Inc. Knox 300 Detergents, dental care products, nutritional supplements and personal care products
SSW Advanced Technologies (Gemtron) Monroe 280 Tempered and decorative glass
DWK Life Sciences Roane 277 Pharmaceutical glassware
Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. Knox 275 Newspaper publishing
Skier's Choice, Inc. Blount 270 Ski boats
Tenneco (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
Energy Solutions Roane/Anderson 250 Industrial Waste 
Takahata Precision Tennessee, Inc. Scott 250 Plastic automotive parts
SumiRiko Tennessee, INC. Claiborne 208 Anti vibration devices
England Furniture Claiborne 200 Furniture manufacturer
Volunteer Knit Apparel Inc Claiborne 190 Knitwear operation
Vestal Manufacturing Monroe 177 Metal fireplaces & steel home products
Lisega Sevier  164 Pipe Hangers
Sonoco Products Company Cocke 128 Metal packaging for food and household products

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2023