Regional Headquarters

With a diverse and experienced talent pool to draw from, the Business and Professional Services sector has become a major economic cluster in the region, particularly in finance, insurance and healthcare.  Numerous universities and colleges including the University of Tennessee, an advanced communications infrastructure and world-class technical expertise continue to make this region and excellent location for this sector.

Company Location Product Additional locations
Advanced Labelworx, Inc. Anderson Manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels Operations in SC
A.J. Metler Hauling & Rigging Knox Trucking company Other terminal locations in TN and TX
Altar'd State Knox Women’s clothing & fashion boutiques over 50 locations in the southeast
American Accessories Inc. Knox Importer of premium items;  Operations in FL and GA
American Apartment Management Co. Knox Apartment management Operations in GA, IL, MS, NC, OH, SC, VA, WV, and WI
American Holiday Van Lines Inc. Knox Moving and storage Operations throughout TN 
Appalachian Underwriters  Anderson Insurance firm Offices in TN, CA, FL, GA, MO & SC
Aqua-Chem, Inc. Knox Manufacturing water desalinization equipment  
ARC Automotive, Inc. Knox Manufacturing air bag inflators Operations in MI; China, Germany, Japan, Korea & Mexico
Axle Logistics, LLC Knox Third-party logistics broker including truckload, LTL, intermodal, and warehousing with customers throughout North America  
Bandit Lites Knox Theatrical producers and service providers Operations nationally and internationally
Brunswick Boat Group Knox Pleasure boat manufacturer Operations in 9 states & 9 nations
Bush Brothers and Co. Knox Processed foods packers and distributors  Operations in TN, AR, LA, MI, OK, and WI
Cellular Sales, Inc. Knox Largest exclusive authorized dealer of Verizon Wireless services National
Clayton Homes, Inc. Blount Specializes in manufactured housing National
Coastal Supply Co. Knox HVAC equipment Operations throughout East TN
Connor Concepts, Inc. Knox Restaurant operations Restaurant operations including: Chop House; Connor’s Steaks 
Copper Cellar Corp. Knox Restaurant operations Restaurant operations including: Calhoun’s/Cherokee Grill/ Chesapeake’s/Copper Cellar/Smoky Mountain Brewery
CTI, Inc. Knox Supplier of products and services for the positron emission tomography (PET) market  Operationsin Berkley, CA and worldwide
Cumberland Clarklift, Inc. Knox Manufacturer of industrial machinery and equipment  Operations in TN
DenTek Oral Care, Inc. Blount Dental care products manufacturing  
DeRoyal Industries Knox Manufacturer of medical & hospital supplies Operations in TN, AZ, FL, VA and Ireland
Dura-Line Corp. Knox Manufacturer of high desnity polyethylene pipe, duct, and conduit products  Operations in UK; Spain; Russia; Mexico; India; China; Brazil; Czech Republic; and Malaysia
The E. C. Corporation Knox Specializing in aerospace and defense research and design  Operations in MA, NV, NJ, NC, PA and VA
Eagle Automotive Inc. Knox Collision replacement parts wholesaler  23 branch offices in AL, CO, FL, GA, KY, MI, NE, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT and WA
EdAmerica Knox Private, non-profit corp providing low-cost student loans nationwide Operates in 22 states
Emerson Process Management Knox Vibration anaylizing equipment operations worldwide
Employers Security Company, Inc. Knox Detective and armored car services  Operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
The H. T. Hackney Company Knox wholesale food and equipment distributors Distribution network covering 21 states
Highway Transport Logistics Knox Provides bulk transportation and logistics services  Services the United States, Canada and Mexico
Holston Gases, Inc. Knox Provides industrial and medical gases, welding and cutting supplies Operations in TN, AL, and KY.
House-Hasson Hardware Knox America's largest independent regional hardware distributor Operations in TN & WV
Jewelry Television (ACN-TV) Knox Satellite-based home-shopping network of precious gemstones, jewelry, and other collectibles Distributed nationally on cable and satellite TV
KaTom Sevier wholesale restaurant supplies global
Kelsan, Inc. Knox Janitorial supply & services Operations in TN & NC
Kitchen Sales, Inc. Knox Kitchen cabinets, countertops & appliances Locations in East TN
MK Technologies Corporation Knox Provides engineering solutions, software, training, and complete services  Additional operations in CO and OH
Machine Kinetics Corp. Knox Industrial machinery  Additional operations in Colorado and Ohio.
Massey Electric Co. Blount Electrical Contractors Locations in TN
Modern Supply Co. Knox Plumbing, hydronic heating, appliance, and kitchen cabinet supplies operations in TN & VA
Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. Anderson Engineering and administrative services firm Additional operations in 12 ststes
Netgain Corp. Knox Security services firm sfor companies in national security construction, gov’t services, prisons, manufacturing & education  
PAI Corp. Anderson Health, safety, environmental & quality assurance Operations in NV
Perceptics LLC Knox Computer-integrated systems design  
PerfectServe Inc. Knox Provides communications platform to hospitals & healthcare systems  offices in Atlanta & Chicago
Phillips & Jordan, Inc Knox General & specialty contractor operations in 8 states
Phoenix Theatres Entertainment Knox Movie Cinema Chain 25 locations in 15 states
Pilot Flying J Knox Operates gasoline stations and convenience markets; is the nation's largest retail operator of Travel Centers Operates in 40 states with over 270 retail interstate properties.
Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Inc. Anderson Architectural, engineering and technical services to private and governmental clients worldwide.  Additional offices in 7 states
Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Knox Pharmaceutical manufacturing  
Purdy Bros. Trucking Co. Loudon Trucking firm with service to 48 states & Canada Terminals in FL, IL, & VA
Radio Systems Corp. Knox Pet containment systems manufacturing Operations in VA & China 
Regal Entertainment Group Knox Largest U.S. movie cinema chain  Locations in37 states & DC
Rentenbach Engineering Co. Knox general contracting, design-build, and construction management services  Offices in TN & NC
RIVR Media Enterprices Knox Television, film and digital media content and production
Concrete construction materials
(with additional operations in Tri Cities)
Offices in TN
Ross Pre-Stressed Concrete Co. Knox Concrete construction materials Operations in TN
Royal Brass and Hose Knox Assembler of brass hose and fittings Additional operations in KY, IL, GA, AR, FL, & NC.
Ruby Tuesday Inc. Blount Restaurant chain  Locations in 42 states & 13 nations
Sea Ray Boats, Inc Knox Fiberglass pleasure boats Operations in FL
Securities Service Network Knox Financial Planning Firm Offices in 18 states
Shoffner Kalthoff Mechanical Electrical Svc Knox Mechanical & electrical contractor licensed in 12 states Location in TN
SL America Corp. Anderson Automotive parts - parking brakes Facilities in MI & AL
Smoky Mountain Materials, Inc Knox Building material supplier Operations in AL, FL & NC
Star Construction, Inc Knox Water, sewer, & utility lines contractor  locations throughout Eastern U.S.
Stokely Hospitality Sevier Restaurants; resorts; and local franchises  
Stowers Machinery Corp Knox Construction & mining machinery equipment rentals ocations throughout East TN
Summitt Medical Group Knox Medical billing & Staffing services  
Swift Industrial Power, Inc. Knox Industrial machinery and equipment  Operations in TN, AL, FL & KY
TeamHealth, Inc Knox Medical billing & Staffing services  
Techmer PM Anderson Plastic extrusions/polymer modifiers operations in 5 states & Brazil
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Knox TVA operates the dams, locks, and reservoirs of the Tennessee River and its tributaries as one integrated system in order to provide multiple benefits for the region. These benefits include year-round navigation, flood damage reduction, affordable electricity, improved water quality and water supply, recreation, and economic growth. Operations in TN, AL, GA, KY, MS, NC & VA.
The Tombras Group Knox Full service advertising agency. Operations in TN, KY & Washington DC
Weigel Stores, Inc Knox Convenience stores & service stations locations throughout East TN
WESKEM, LLC Anderson Environmental waste management firm  Additional operations in KY
Zellweger Uster, Inc. Knox Manufacturer of textile testing instruments  Additional operations in NC and Switzerland

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2023