General Manufacturing in the TVA Region


The Tennessee Valley has a rich history in many manufacturing industry sectors from chemicals and wood products to metals and a wide range of consumer product manufacturing.  There are over 600,000 individuals employed in manufacturing within the Valley with a wide range of skill sets from machining and welding to industrial maintenance and other manufacturing trades.  The Tennessee Valley hosts 120 career and technical schools, 85 colleges and universities, and 28 community colleges to supply the right people for the right jobs.  The Valley is centrally located in the southern portion of the United States, which is collectively the third largest economy in the world.

TVA Provides Competitive Rates, World-Class Reliability and Expanding Capacity.

  • TVA is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of public power with 99.999% transmission reliability since 2000.
  • TVA has approximately 37,000 MW of owned power generation encompassing a diverse generation mix from hydro, nuclear, fossil, and renewable power.

The Valley hosts a wide range of industries with strong workforce and infrastructure to support growth.

  • The TVA region encompasses a seven-state footprint in the southeastern United States, including 10 interstate highways, 12 commercial/international airports, and multiple freight transportation options via air, rail, and port. 
  • The TVA Region has over 750 existing and speculative buildings and 800 industrial sites (25-30 pad-ready sites) available with aggressive communities looking to partner with business and industry.
  • The TVA Region has access to eight deep water ports utilizing eight Class-1 rail carriers, including multiple intermodal facilities, all within one-day service of all major seagoing ports with the southeastern United States.



1) The Hershey Company – Memphis, TN
2) Kellogg Co. – Memphis, TN
3) International Paper – Memphis, TN
4) International Paper – Memphis, TN
5) International Paper – Memphis, TN
6) International Paper – Memphis, TN
7) Du Pont – Memphis, TN
8) Buckman Laboratories – Memphis, TN
9) Nucor Steel – Memphis, TN
10) Mueller Industries – Memphis, TN
11) Thomas & Betts – Memphis, TN
12) Smith and Nephew – Memphis, TN
13) Medtronic Inc. – Memphis, TN
14) Medtronic Inc. – Memphis, TN
15) Medtronic Inc. – Memphis, TN
16) Medtronic Inc. – Memphis, TN
17) Thomas & Betts – Southaven, MS
18) Kellogg's – Rossville, TN
19) Tyson Foods – Carthage, MS
20) Tyson Foods — Forest, MS
21) Tyson Foods — Forest, MS
22) Koch Foods — Forest, MS
23) La-Z-Boy — Newton, MS
24) Lane Furniture — Verona, MS
25) Mueller Industries — Fulton, MS
26) Caterpillar — Booneville, MS
27) International Paper — Jackson, TN
28) Komatsu America Corp. — Ripley, TN
29) Caterpillar — Dyersburg, TN
30) Hillshire Brands — Newbern, TN
31) Tyson Foods — Union City, TN
32) Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation — Hickory, KY
33) Russell Corporation — Bowling Green, KY
34) Fruit of the Loom — Bowling Green, KY
35) Thomas & Betts — Portland, TN
36) Du Pont — Old Hickory, TN
37) Tyson Foods — Nashville, TN
38) Louisiana Pacific — Nashville, TN
39) Quad Graphics— Nashville, TN
40) Gibson Guitar — Nashville, TN
41) Gibson Guitar — Nashville, TN
42) Gibson Guitar — Nashville, TN
43) Noranda, Inc. — Franklin, TN
44) Clarcor Inc. — Franklin, TN
45) Tyson Foods — Shelbyville, TN
46) Goodman — Fayetteville, TN
47) Hillshire Brands — Florence, AL
48) Sanmina — Huntsville, AL
49) Remington Arms — Huntsville, AL
50) General Electric Appliance — Decatur, AL
51) Nucor Steel — Decatur, AL
52) Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation — Guntersville, AL
53) Tyson Foods — Albertville, AL
54) Koch Foods — Collinsville, AL
55) Beaulieu of Americal Inc. — Dalton, GA
56) Beaulieu of Americal Inc. — Dalton, GA
57) Beaulieu Group LLC — Dalton, GA
58) Pilgrim’s Pride — Chattanooga, TN
59) Komatsu America Corp. — Chattanooga, TN
60) McKee Foods — Collegedale, TN
61) Duracell — Cleveland, TN
62) Duracell — Cleveland, TN
63) Whirlpool Corporation — Cleveland, TN
64) Whirlpool Corporation — Cleveland, TN
65) Beaulieu Carpets — Chatsworth, GA
66) Beaulieu Group, LLC — Chatsworth, GA
67) Beaulieu Floors  — Chatsworth, GA
68) Thomas & Betts — Athens, TN
69) La-Z-Boy — Dayton, TN
70) Alcoa Inc. — Alcoa, TN
71) Du Pont — Seymour, TN
72) Whirlpool Corporation — Knoxville, TN
73) Panasonic — Knoxville, TN
74) Koch Foods Inc. — Morristown, TN
75) Koch Foods Inc. — Morristown, TN
76) John Deere Power Products — Greeneville, TN

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