Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Chemical, a Fortune 500 company that manufactures chemicals, fibers, and plastics materials, is headquartered in Kingsport, TN. Founded in 1920, Eastman Chemical’s Tennessee Operations employs approximately 6,800 of the company’s 10,000 employees and is one of the largest chemical manufacturing sites in North America. Serving as worldwide headquarters, the Kingsport site attracts top engineering and scientific talent to the region.

In addition to the companies listed below, a wide range of smaller firms have manufacturing space, equipment and capacity to partner on joint ventures for businesses seeking to expand production.

Major Chemical Companies – NETVRIDA Region

Company Product City Employees
Eastman Chemical Company Chemicals, plastics, fibers Kingsport, TN 6,800
BAE Systems Explosives and ammunition Kingsport, TN 700
Team Technologies Plastics – molding and bristling Morristown, TN 500
Domtar Paper Kingsport, TN 330
Iconex Receipt, label and imaging Morristown, TN 240
Strongwell Polymers Bristol, VA 200
Colortech Color and additives for plastics Morristown, TN 180
LMR Plastics Injection molding Greeneville, TN 128
HEXPOL Compounding Rubber compounds Jonesborough, TN 115
Regal Beloit/Morrill Plastics Injection molding Erwin, TN 100
Impact Plastics Plastic Products Erwin, TN 85
Petoskey Plastics Film, bag, resin Morristown, TN 82
Trelleborg Printing solutions Morristown, TN 80