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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'19
'18CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'18 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
13Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
U.S. Government, National Security
10,9861
NA / NA
Uranium storage, processing, manufacturing; supplying uranium for the U.S. Nuclear Navy, global security and nuclear nonproliferation
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.6 billion
Geoff Beausoleil
Morgan Smith
Manager2
President, CEO3
1943
21Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-5555
covenanthealth.com
Service
9,792
7,715 / 2,037
Hospitals/health care system
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$1.1 billion
Jim VanderSteeg
President, CEO
1996
34University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
9,384
6,757 / 2,627
State university
NA
NA
NA
Randy Boyd
Randy Boyd
Interim President
Chancellor
1794
42Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org4
Government
7,949
7,488 / 4615
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Bob Thomas
Superintendent
1873
55Walmart Stores6
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
5,9987
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores6
Bentonville, AR
NA
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
66University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,458
4,575 / 883
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$820 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
77DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
denso.com/us-ca/en8
Manufacturing
5,350
4,339 / 8219
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corporation
Kariya, Japan
$48.1 billion
Shinichi Nakamizo
President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1988
814Clayton Home Building Group10
5000 Clayton Road
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Home Building
4,883
4,784 / 99
Builds, sells, finances, leases, insures traditional built housing, including modular homes11
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$6 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
98Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,876
NA / NA
Research and development
U.S. Department of Energy/UT-Battelle LLC12
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.6 billion
Thomas Zacharia
Lab director
1943
1010The Dollywood Company13
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800-DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Entertainment, hospitality
4,500
NA / NA
Theme parks, water parks, lodging, dinner shows, theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
1112State of Tennessee
Department of Human Resources, 17th Floor, WRS TN Towers, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2087
tn.gov/hr
Government
3,286
3,167 / 119
State government
NA
NA
NA
Bill Lee
Governor
1796
1211K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,104
NA / NA
Retail supermarket
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Ron Tacker
Executive VP, Knoxville division
1955
1315Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
3,000
2,500 / 500
Public education system
NA
NA
$160 million
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
149Tennova Healthcare
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-7836
tennova.com
Service
2,900
NA / NA
Hospitals/health care system
Tennova Healthcare
Knoxville, TN
NA
Tony Benton
CEO, Tennova East Tennessee market
1928
1516Kroger Co.
2620 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-2777
kroger.com
Retail trade
2,651
NA / NA
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
NA
Sonya Hostetler
President, Nashville division
1956
1618Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,647
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
$271.1 million
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1719City of Knoxville
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
knoxvilletn.gov
Government
2,644
1,501 / 1,143
Local municipal government
NA
NA
NA
Indya Kincannon
Mayor14
1791
1817Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville
1645 Parkway, Ste. 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-1053
tangeroutlet.com/sevierville
Retail trade
2,500
NA / NA
Retail outlet shopping center
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Greensboro, NC
NA
Kevin Hurton
Angela Harness
Asst VP, Field Operations
Center general manager
NA
1813Knox County Government6
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
2,500
NA / NA
County government
NA
NA
NA
Glenn Jacobs
County mayor
1792
2020TeamHealth6
265 Brookview Centre Way, Ste. 400
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-693-1000
teamhealth.com
Service
2,260
NA / NA
Outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,200 facilities and physician groups nationwide
TeamHealth
Knoxville, TN
NA
Leif Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
1979
1 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 2 NNSA Production Office; 3 Consolidated Nuclear Security; 4 KCS Hall Pass Blog, knoxschools.org/domain/5657; 5 Number does not include Substitute Teachers; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 7 Data includes 380 Sam's Club employees; 8 denso.com/us-ca/en/about-us/company-information/dmtn/; 9 Full time contractors/temporaries. No part-time employees; 10 Formerly CMH Manufacturing; 11 Also manufactured homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments; 12 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 13 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 14 When data collected, Madeline Rogero was City of Knoxville Mayor
Source: Individual company representatives, company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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