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Knoxville-Area Food & Beverage Companies Ranked by Number of Local Employees
Rank
'17
'16CompanyPhone
Website
Sq. Ft. of Plant
Local employees
FT/PT
ProductsParent companyTop local executive
Year founded
11Koch Foods1
1620 Progress Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
423-586-5722
kochfoods.com
120,0002
1,100
NA/NA
Poultry processors
Koch Foods Inc.
Park Ridge, IL
David Wilds
Complex manager
1999
22Keurig Green Mountain3
1904 Fair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-824-4600
keuriggreenmountain.com
334,000
726
NA/NA
Manufacture and distribution of coffee products
JAB Holding Co.
Luxembourg City Luxembourg
Mike Brennan
Director of operations
2008
34Monterey Mushrooms
19748 Highway 72 North
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-4611
montereymushrooms.com
350,000
570
NA/NA
Production and distribution of fresh mushroom products
Monterey Mushrooms
Watsonville, CA
Dirk Cox
Regional general manager
1977
47Rich Products Corp.
5701 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-4400
richs.com
NA
525
NA/NA
Frozen cakes and muffins
Rich Products Corp.
Buffalo, NY
Scott Kington
Plant manager
1992
56ConAgra Foods4
540 E. Broadway
Newport, TN 37821
423-623-2333
conagrafoods.com
NA
475
NA/NA
Beans, tomato products
ConAgra Foods
Omaha, NE
Ron Holbrook
Plant manager
1983
69Custom Foods of America
3600 Pleasant Ridge Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-240-0007
customfoods.net
NA
400
NA/NA
Custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, side dishes
NA
NA
Graham Hunter
President
1982
73Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
807 N. 21st St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-546-6020
www.cokeconsolidated.com
300,000
382
NA/NA
Coca-Cola brand beverages
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Charlotte, NC
Grey Brewington
Director, retail sales
1967
88Pepsi Beverages Co.5
3501 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-523-9145
pepsi.com
80,000
368
NA/NA
Soft drinks, water, juice, teas, energy drinks, Gatorade, Muscle Milk
Pepsico
Purchase, NY USA
NA
NA
NA
910Mayfield Dairy Farms
806 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-2151
mayfielddairy.com
NA
3536
NA/NA
Dairy products
Dean Foods
Dallas, TX
C. Scott Mayfield Jr.
President
1950
1011Flowers Baking Co. of Knoxville5
3100 NW Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-362-7530
flowersfoods.com
233,000
306
NA/NA
Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Flowers Foods
Thomasville, GA
Jess Maggard
President
2014
1114Ole Smoky Distillery
903 Parkway, Ste. 1297
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-6995
olesmoky.com
25,7182
300
143/157
Tennessee's first legal moonshine distillery
NA
NA
Joe Baker
Cory Cottongim
Founders
2010
1213Tate & Lyle
198 Blair Bend Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-5681
tateandlyle.com
NA8
300
NA/NA
Corn syrup
Tate & Lyle
London England
Gerry Schlueter
Plant manager
NA
1312Campos Foods9
241 Elkins Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-562-8471
lopezfoods.com
85,000
285
NA/NA
Fully-cooked frozen hamburger, pork, beef and turkey sausage patties, meatloaf, Salisbury steak, rib patties, and bone-in chicken
Lopez Foods
Oklahoma City, OK
Jeffrey Reid
Plant superintendent
1980
1416House of Thaller10
1600 Harris Road
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-689-5893
houseofthaller.com
85,000
172
NA/NA
Ready to eat salads, sandwich spreads, cheese spreads, seafood salads and dips, hummus
NA
NA
John Thaller
President
1964
1517Wampler's Farm Sausage Co.
781 Highway 70 W
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-986-2056
wamplersfarm.com
NA
152
NA/NA
Sausages
NA
NA
Ted Wampler Jr.
President, COO
1937
1615Reily Foods Co. (JFG Coffee)
3434 Mynatt Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-546-2120
luzianne.com
400,000
150
NA/NA
Manufacturer of tea, coffee, instant coffee, mayonnaise, cake flour, dressings, specialty sauces, chili kits
Reily Foods Co.
New Orleans, LA
Scott Watson
Plant Manager
1918
1718Family Brands International11
1001 Elm Hill Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-986-8005
fbico.com
100,000
133
NA/NA
Cades Cove BBQ, Elm Hill Meats (bologna, hot dogs, bacon), Houser's Chili
NA
NA
John Edd Wampler
President, COO
196512
18NRTravis Meats/Travisco
7210 Clinton Highway
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-9051
travismeats.com
100,000
125
NA/NA
Frozen, portion-controlled beef, pork, veal
NA
NA
Dale Travis
President
1935
1 Source declined to participate. Information from Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce; 2 Two locations; 3 Source declined to participate. Information from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development 2017 survey; 4 Source declined to participate. Information from Cocke County Partnership; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from East Tennessee Economic Development Agency; 6 Athens and Knoxville locations; 7 Also 131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, 37863; 8 Operations cover 192 acres; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from parent company website; 10 Source declined to participate. Information from an April 2017 article in the Knoxville News Sentinel; 11 Source declined to participate. Information from Loudon County Economic Development Agency; 12 Founded as Elm Hill Meats
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. Knoxville-area includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. NA=not applicable or not available. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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