Siemens, Lifetime, Alcoa, 3M, GKN, Electrolux, BASF, Wacker, Carpenter Technologies, and LG Appliances are just a few of the advanced manufacturing firms that have found success in the Tennessee Valley. Advanced manufacturing in the TVA region supports a variety of companies in composites, chemicals, electronics, plastics, additive manufacturing, and metals manufacturing & processing.
Tile manufacturing has become an integral part of advanced manufacturing in the Tennessee Valley. The TVA region’s large mines of ball clay – a primary component of ceramic tile – have attracted companies from Italy, China, South America, and Spain, that together, have invested more than $800 million.
Composites is a niche industry that is gaining traction as part of Tennessee Valley’s advanced manufacturing as well. Knoxville, TN, and Huntsville, AL, are the Valley’s two locations that manufacture composite, which is made from raw materials and takes the shape of such things as the fin of a car, a lighter, or the door of a helicopter.
Continued growth in advanced manufacturing in the Tennessee Valley is supported through our close proximity to customers and suppliers, an educated and innovative workforce, superior value, and reliable power.
In addition to competitively priced and reliable power, companies considering the TVA region have access to a host of resources to aid in their location search including market research, site evaluation and technical services, and financing and incentive programs.