Industry appreciation: A listing of UC’s top manufacturers

In honor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s ode to INDUSTRY APPRECIATION, we have compiled a list of the region’s major industrial manufacturers. The manufacturing industry itself employs more than 313,500 Tennesseans, with more than 900 automotive manufacturers and suppliers statewide. Both are big-time forces in the UC.

Woodbury (Cannon)

Crane Interiors, boat interiors, 165 employees

Celina (Clay)

Honest Abe & Company, log homes/sawmill, 180 employees

Active Outdoors, automatic licensing services, 68 employees

Raycoe Inc., camouflage apparel, 50 employees

Smithville (DeKalb)

Federal Mogul Friction, brake linings, 625 employees

Shiroki North America, automotive and metal stampings, 340 employees

Tenneco Inc., care exhaust systems, 300 employees

Star Manufacturing International Inc., commercial food services appliances, 247 employees

Smithport Cabinetry, custom wood cabinets, 185-200 employees

Omega Apparel, military uniforms, 175-200 employees

Jamestown (Fentress)
Micro Metals, powder metal parts, 120 employees

Gainesboro (Jackson)

Eaton Corporation, hydraulic fittings and adapters, 110 employees

Nielsen & Bainbridge LLC, aluminum picture frames, 91 employees

Lafayette (Macon)

Tennplasco Inc., custom plastic injection molding, 135 employees

Fleetwood Homes Inc., manufactured homes, 133 employees

Measure Up, custom shirts, 80 employees

Cobb-Vantress, chicken hatchery, 70 employees

Big C. Corporation, barbecue gas grill covers, 65 employees

Livingston (Overton)

Hutchinson FTS Inc. (plant 1), automotive A/C components, 384 employees

Parker Hannifin Corp., seals, O-rings and gaskets, 223 employees

ABV Inoac Exterior Systems, external auto trim, 179 employees

Tanimura & Antle, lettuce and herbs, 68 employees

Carthage/Gordonsville/South Carthage (Smith)

Nyrstar Zinc Mine, zinc mining, 450 employees

Bonnell Aluminum Manufacturing Inc., aluminum extrusion, 440 employees

Dana Driveshaft Products LLC, driveshaft supplier, 225 employees

Shiroki Manufacturing, automotive supplier, 209 employees

Graphic Packaging, paper board packaging, 200 employees

Cookeville (Putnam)

Perdue, food processing, 1,100 employees

Cummins Filtration, air/water/oil filters, 600 employees

DACCO Inc., automotive transmission parts, 406 employees

Tutco Inc., heating elements, 340 employees

Flowserve, hydraulic valves, 310 employees

Spencer (Van Buren)

Acument Global Technologies, fasteners and auto specialty parts, 185 employees

McMinnville/Morrison (Warren)

Yorozu, metal stamping, 1,700 employees

Bridgestone/Firestone, radial truck and bus tires, 1,200 employees

Jarden Consumer Solutions, pet and human hair clippers, 390 employees

Morrison Tool & Fabricating, welding and fabrication, 220 employees

Cumberland Lumber & Manufacturing, hardwood strip flooring, 100 employees


THK Rhythm North America, automotive parts, 355 employees

Tri-State Distribution Inc., prescription vials, 319 employees

Moeller Marine Products, rotational molding/tanks/seats, 216 employees

LTD Parts Inc., re-manufacturing starters/generators, 210 employees

Acument Global Technologies, cold form specials, 194 employees


Source: Middle Tennessee Industrial Development’s 2014 community data profile; chambers of commerce. Listing includes the top 5 major industrial manufacturers in each community with employment of 50 and above.

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