A. O. Smith’s water heater plant in Johnson City, Tennessee, is a 470,000 square foot facility which has become the first company facility—and one of the few facilities in Tennessee—to earn ENERGY STAR® certification. Building upon the company’s product line of energy saving appliances, the company invested to create the highest level of energy efficiency in its manufacturing operations. A.O. Smith is a shining example of the region’s appliance manufacturing sector.


Company Product Location Employees
A.O. Smith Water heaters Johnson City, TN 1,150
TPI Corporation Industrial heating and lighting,
fans, thermostats and controls
Johnson City, TN 434
Crown Tonka Walk-in coolers and freezers Greeneville, TN 220
KPS Global Walk-in coolers and freezers Piney Flats, TN 175
General Electric Electric breakers and panels Morristown, TN 170
MECO Unaka Corp. Grills, metal folding furniture Greeneville, TN 84
Numark Wiring harnesses, cable assemblies, Greeneville, TN 75