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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'20
'19CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'19 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Y-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
11,6271
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
$2.1 billion
Michelle Reichert
Teresa Robbins
Geoff Beausoleil
President, CEO2
Manager, NNSA Production Office
Manager3
1943
22Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-5555
covenanthealth.com
Service
11,060
8,462 / 2,598
Hospitals, health care system
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$1.4 billion
Jim VanderSteeg
President, CEO
1996
34Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
9,519
7,271 / 2,248
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Bob Thomas
Superintendent
1873
43University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
8,959
6,791 / 2,168
State university
NA
NA
NA
Randy Boyd
Donde Plowman
UT system president
UT Knoxville chancellor
1794
55Walmart Stores4
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
6,8635
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores4
Bentonville, AR
NA
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
69Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
5,452
NA / NA
Research and development
U.S. Department of Energy/UT-Battelle LLC6
Oak Ridge, TN
$2.1 billion
Thomas Zacharia
Lab director
1943
76University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,137
4,284 / 853
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$1 billion
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
810The Dollywood Company7
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
Eugene Naughton
Eugene Naughton
Craig Ross
President, The Dollywood Company
President, The Dollywood Company
President
1986
98Clayton
5000 Clayton Road
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Home building
4,262
4,197 / 56
Committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod™ homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. All Clayton Built® homes are proudly designed, engineered and assembled in America. *CrossMod is the trademark of Manufactured Housing Institute.
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$7.3 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
107DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
denso.com/us-ca/en8
Manufacturing
4,200
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corporation
Kariya, Japan
NA
Shinichi Nakamizo
President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1988
1112K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,398
NA / NA
Retail supermarket
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Ron Tacker
Executive VP, Knoxville division
1955
1211State 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
3,307
3,172 / 135
State government
NA
NA
NA
Bill Lee
Governor
1796
1313Sevier 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
1414Tennova 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
President, CEO, Tennova East Tennessee market
1928
1516Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,758
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
$299.5 million
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1618Knox County Government
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
2,677
2,391 / 286
County government
NA
NA
NA
Glenn Jacobs
County mayor
1792
1715Kroger 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
1818Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville 9
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
Terri Dempsey
Property manager
NA
19NRU.S. Dept. of Energy - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
200 Administration Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-576-0742
energy.gov/orem
Government
2,37510
NA / NA
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management addresses and removes diverse risks to protect the region’s health and environment, ensure the continuation of vital federal missions, and make clean land available for future use and economic development
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington , DC
NA
Jay Mullis
Manager
1989
2063Blount County Government
341 Court St.
Maryville, TN 37804
865-273-5700
blounttn.org
Government
2,368
NA / NA
County Government, Blount County Schools, Blount County Highway Department
NA
NA
NA
Ed Mitchell
County mayor
1795
1 contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 2 Consolidated Nuclear Security; 3 NNSA Production Office; 4 Source declined to participate. Information from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 5 Data includes 380 Sam's Club employees; 6 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 7 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country, lodging properties, and dinner shows; 8 denso.com/us-ca/en/about-us/company-information/dmtn/; 9 Information from 2019 survey; 10 Employee number includes federal and contractor employees (~75 federal and ~2,300 contractor)
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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