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Knoxville-Area Major Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'18
'17CompanyPhone
Website
Plant size (sq.ft.)
Employees:
Local
Full-time/Part-time
Parent company
'17 co.-wide rev.
Description
Top local executive
Founded locally
11Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
5,100,0001
8,0002
NA/NA
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.6 billion
Uranium storage, processing, manufacturing, training, and nuclear nonproliferation programs and sole supplier of uranium for the U.S. Nuclear Navy
Geoff Beausoleil
Morgan Smith
Manager3
President, CEO
1943
22DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/about-us/company-information/dmtn/
2,000,000
5,000
4,200/800
DENSO Corporation
Kariya Japan
NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
311Clayton Home Building Group4
5000 Clayton Road
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
345,000
4,919
4,809/104
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$5 billion
Builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures traditional on-site homes and prefabricated housing, which includes modular homes5
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
43Newell Brands
1427 William Blount Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-977-5477
newellbrands.com
800,000
1,100
458/40
Newell Brands
Hoboken, NJ USA
$14.7 billion
Manufacturer of Sharpie Markers and highlighters; Paper Mate Sharpwriter, Profile pens 6
John Allen
Director of Writing North American Operations
1988
5NRMAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
568,000
1,040
NA/NA
MAHLE International GmbH
Stuttgart Germany
NA
Automotive and heavy-duty pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies, camshafts
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
65Arconic
2300 N. Wright Road
Alcoa, TN 37701
865-977-2977
arconic.com
NA
995
995/NA
Arconic Inc.
New York, NY
$13 billion
Aluminum sheet for automotive and industrial industries
Jeffrey Weida
Plant manager
1913
74SL Tennessee
312 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-8511
sl-america.com
765,0007
950
950/NA
SL Corp.
Daegu Korea
NA
Gear shift assemblies and parking brake levers, head lamps and tail lamps
W.S. Son
President
2001
86Eagle Bend Manufacturing
1000 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-3800
magna.com
710,000
850
750/100
Magna International
Aurora, ON Canada
$36 billion
Auto body parts
Ed Steinebach
General Manager
1987
98Brunswick Boat Group & Sea Ray Boats
800 S. Gay St., Ste. 1200
Knoxville, TN 37929
865-582-2200
brunswick.com; searay.com
280,205
810
810/0
Brunswick Corp.
Mettawa, IL
$340 million
Pleasure boat manufacturer
Brad Anderson
President, Sea Ray Boats President
1978
106Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisin.com
524,000
800
800/NA
Aisin Seiki
Kariya Japan
NA
Manufacture aluminum and resin engine components
Osamu Kohinata
President
2004
1110Charles Blalock & Sons
PO Box 47508
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
NA
760
760/0
NA
NA
NA
Highway and bridge construction, commercial site preparation, asphalt manufacture and paving, ready mix concrete manufacture
Sid Blalock, CEO
Jim Blalock
President
1962
129DeRoyal Industries9
200 DeBusk Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-7828
deroyal.com
NA
747
NA/NA
NA
NA
NA
Medical supply manufacturing
Pete DeBusk
Chairman
1973
1312Keurig Green Mountain10
1904 Fair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-824-4600
keuriggreenmountain.com
334,000
726
NA/NA
JAB Holding Co.
Luxembourg City Luxembourg
NA
Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages and brewers
Mike Brennan
Director of operations
2008
1414Kimberly-Clark Corp.
5600 Kimberly Way
Loudon, TN 37774
865-541-7000
kimberly-clark.com
350,000
687
683/4
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Dallas, TX
$18.3 billion
Manufacturer of household paper products
Ted Banker
Euan Anderson
Director11
Mill manager
1990
15NRAdient US12
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
adient.com
276,000
673
NA/NA
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
NA
Seating
Rhonda Owens
Assistant plant manager
2016
1615Monterey Mushrooms
19748 Highway 72 North
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-4611
montereymushrooms.com
350,000
580
NA/NA
Monterey Mushrooms
Watsonville, CA
NA
Production and distribution of fresh mushroom products
Dirk Cox
Regional general manager
1977
17NRWaupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
397,000
550
NA/NA
Hitachi Metals
Tokyo Japan
$1.8 billion
Brake calipers and anchors, differential cases, knuckles, control arms, damper hubs
Kenley Hansen
Plant manager
2001
1 810 acres; 2 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 3 NNSA Production Office; 4 Formerly CMH Manufacturing; 5 Also includes manufactured homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments; 6 Also includes Clearpoint Pencils; EXPO, Mr. Sketch and Prismacolor markers ; 7 Multiple buildings; 8 Mailing address, Multiple plant locations and facilities; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from 2017 survey; 10 Source declined to participate. Information from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development 2018 survey; 11 North American shared services; 12 Formerly Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls spun off its automotive seating division into a separate, publicly-traded company operating under the name of Adient
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Knoxville-area incl. Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, Union counties. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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