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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'13
'12CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Local employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'13 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Covenant Health1
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-374-1000
covenanthealth.com
Service
9,122
6,992 / 2,130
Hospitals/health care system
NA
NA
$1.1 billion
Anthony Spezia
President, CEO
1996
22Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
7,066
6,933 / 169
Public education system
NA
NA
$419.9 million
Dr. James P. McIntyre
Superintendent
1873
34Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
Manufacturing, government
7,0002
NA / NA
Secure uranium storage, processing & manufacturing operations; supplying fuel for U.S. Navy; global non-proliferation
B&W Y-123
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Oak Ridge, TN
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
$1 billion
Steven C. Erhart
David Richardson
Jim Haynes
Mgr., NNSA Production Office
President, GM
President, CNS
1943
43University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
6,5504
6,338 / 212
State university
NA
NA
$1.9 billion
Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek
Dr. Joe DiPietro
UT Knoxville, Chancellor
President, UT System
1794
55Walmart Stores5
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
4,688
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores5
Bentonville, AR
$447 billion
Shana Bailey-DeSmit
Regional general mgr.
1962
67Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bethel Valley Road, P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,407
NA / NA
Dept. of Energy facility that conducts research & development
UT-Battelle6
Oak Ridge, TN
$2.1 billion
Dr. Thomas E. Mason
Laboratory director
1943
78University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
4,061
3,025 / 1,036
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$565.4 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
89K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,857
1,436 / 2,421
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
John Jones
Executive VP, Knoxville
1955
912DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na.com
Manufacturing
3,400
3,400 / NA
Components and systems
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$38.4 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President
1988
106Tennova Healthcare
200 Blount Ave., Ste. 600
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-632-5600
tennova.com
Service
3,124
2,094 / 422
Hospitals/health care system
Community Health Systems
Franklin, TN
NA
Neil Heatherly
CEO
1928
1 All data from year-end 2013; 2 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 3 Managed by B&W Y-12 for the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office. The transition of contractors to manage NNSA's Oak Ridge & Amarillo, TX, plant is frozen while protests over the contract's award are being evaluated; 4 Includes employees from all UT campuses, institutes, university-wide admin. working in the following counties: Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union. Incl. only regular employees; no student, term, term special appointmt., or temp. employees are included ; 5 Information from ReferenceUSA. Includes only Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Pharmacies.; 6 Joint venture of University of TN and Battelle
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company Web sites. This information was obtained from July-Dec. 2014, and was valid at the time of submission. Where company representatives declined to participate, source of information is footnoted. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.
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