The Tri-Cities region has a optimal location within the national automotive market. Located in proximity to Volkswagen’s North American headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the BMW headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina. Within our region there are a number of thriving international automotive suppliers. For example, the MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Mahle has its largest engine component plant in North America in Morristown, Tennessee.
Automotive suppliers and component manufacturers have a long history of success in the NETVRIDA region. The region has a heritage of a strong “car culture” with communities such as Elizabethton and Rogersville hosting regular car shows on the weekends.
The presence of Bristol Motor Speedway, one of NASCAR’s most storied venues, has brought national and worldwide attention to the region while attracting racing related businesses to the area.
Located in proximity to Volkswagen’s North American headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the BMW headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, a number of international automotive suppliers are thriving. For example, the MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Mahle has its largest engine component plant in North America in Morristown, Tennessee.
The link below is a complete regional automotive directory that is updated annually.
Top Automotive Sector Employers – Netvrida Region
|Eastman Chemical Company||Chemicals, fibers, plastics||Kingsport, TN||6,800|
|Mahle||Engine Components||Morristown, TN||1,000|
|DTR Tennessee||Antivibration rubber products, fuel line hoses||Greeneville, TN||850|
|JTEKT Automotive||Power Steering Pumps||Morristown, TN||843|
|DTR Tennessee||Antivibration rubber products, fuel line hoses||Tazewell, TN||650|
|Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company||Dry freight vans||Glade Springs, VA||500|
|Hutchinson Sealing Systems||Automotive Weather Stripping||Church Hill, TN||475|
|Lear Corporation||Auto seating & interior trim||Morristown, TN||455|
|John Deere Power Products||Walk-behind mower and lawn tractor assembly||Greeneville, TN||431|
|ZF TRW Automotive||Steering Systems||Rogersville, TN||420|
|Parker Hannifin Corporation||Hydraulic motors and pumps||Greeneville, TN||400|
|Huf North America||Automotive Locks||Greeneville, TN||400|
|Cooper Standard Automotive||Fluid Systems||Surgoinsville, TN||379|
|Worthington Industries||Rollover Protective Systems and Cabs||Greeneville, TN||375|
|Tuff Torq Corporation||Auto transmission & power train parts||Morristown, TN||332|
|Otics USA, Inc.||Engine Parts||Morristown, TN||300|
|Meritor, Inc.||Drivetrain and Braking Systems||Morristown, TN||281|
|Morrill Motors||Electric motors, fans, pumps||Erwin, TN||254|
|TI Automotive||Fuel systems||Greeneville, TN||250|
|NN Inc.||Rollers and bearings||Erwin, TN||209|
|Jost International||Wheels||Greeneville, TN||182|
|Sam Dong, Inc.||Magnet Wire||Rogersville, TN||180|
|Homesteader Trailers||Cargo Trailers||New Tazewell, TN||175|
|Paramont Manufacturing||Molded truck components||Abingdon, VA||175|
|Matsuo Industries||Auto electric switches and parts||Jefferson City, TN||160|
|Donaldson Company, Inc.||Air Filtration Systems||Greeneville, TN||155|
|Kawasaki Tennessee, Inc.||Auto Transmission & power train parts||Morristown, TN||150|
|Walker Forge, Tennessee||Forgings for diesel engines and chassis components||Surgoinsville, TN||150|
|HEXPOL Compounding||Rubber compounds||Jonesborough, TN||115|
|Borla Performance Industries||Automotive exhaust systems||Johnson City, TN||100|
|Impact Plastics||Plastic Products||Erwin, TN||85|
|Numark||Wiring harnesses, cable assemblies, electro-mechanical sub-assemblies||Greeneville, TN||75|