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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'14
'13CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Local employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'13 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-374-1000
covenanthealth.com
Service
10,458
8,702 / 1,756
Hospitals/health care system
NA
NA
$1.1 billion
Anthony Spezia
President, CEO
1996
23Y-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
7,0001
NA / NA
Uranium storage, processing & manufacturing operations; supplying fuel for U.S. Navy; global non-proliferation
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
NA
Steven C. Erhart
Jim Haynes
Mgr., NNSA Production Office
President, CNS
1943
32Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
6,804
6,657 / 179
Public education system
NA
NA
$424.9 million2
Dr. James P. McIntyre
Superintendent
1873
44University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
6,660
6,436 / 224
State university
NA
NA
$2 billion
Dr. Joe DiPietro
Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek
President, UT System
UT Knoxville, Chancellor
1794
56Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bethel Valley Road, P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,374
NA / NA
Research & development
Dept. of Energy/UT-Battelle3
Oak Ridge, TN
$2.1 billion
Dr. Thomas E. Mason
Laboratory director
1943
67University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
4,224
3,106 / 1,118
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$621.7 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
75Walmart Stores
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
4,100
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores
Bentonville, AR
$473.1 billion
Gregg Treadway
Regional GM
1962
810Tennova Healthcare
930 Emerald Ave., Ste. 813
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-647-5600
tennova.com
Service
4,067
NA / NA
Hospitals/health care system
Community Health Systems
Franklin, TN
$13 billion
Neil Heatherly
CEO
1928
99DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na.com
Manufacturing
3,500
3,500 / NA
Components and systems
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.1 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President
1988
1012State of Tennessee
First Floor, James K. Polk Building, 505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-5561
tennesseeanytime.org
Government
3,226
3,103 / 98
State government
NA
NA
$28 billion
Bill Haslam
Governor
1796
1111Knox County Government
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
3,014
2,8944 / 120
County government
NA
NA
$727 million5
Tim Burchett
County mayor
1792
1213Kroger Co.
2175 Parklake Drive
Atlanta, GA 30345
770-496-7400
kroger.com
Retail trade
2,851
1,143 / 1,708
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
$98.4 billion
Rick Going
Bruce Lucia
Pres., Nashville div.
Exec. pres., Atlanta div.
1956
1314City of Knoxville
400 Main Ave., Room 569, City County Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
cityofknoxville.org
Government
2,828
1,539 / 19
Local municipal government
NA
NA
$295.9 million6
Madeline Rogero
Mayor
1791
1419Clayton Homes
500 Alcoa Trail
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Manufacturing, Retail, Finance
2,712
NA / NA
Vertically integrated housing provider
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$182.2 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
158K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
2,668
1,041 / 1,627
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
John Jones7
Executive VP
1955
1615The Dollywood Co.8
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Service
2,500
NA / NA
Amusement parks
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
1617Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
2,500
2,200 / 300
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
1832Lowe's Companies
1000 Lowe's Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
704-758-1000
lowes.com
Retail trade
2,421
815 / 390
Home improvement retailer
Lowe's Companies
Mooresville, NC
$53.4 billion
Jeff Blocker
VP, store operations
1946
1916Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,396
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
$208.3 million
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
2020East Tennessee Children's Hospital
2018 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
865-541-8000
etch.com
Service
1,900
NA / NA
Health care system
NA
NA
$182.1 million
Keith D. Goodwin
President, CEO
1937
1 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 2 Fiscal year budget; 3 Joint venture of University of TN and Battelle; 4 30+ hours; 5 FY 2015 budget, including $424,885,000 for General Purposes Schools fund; 6 FY 2014-2015 projected revenue; 7 In Nov. 2014, Jones was promoted to Director of store operations. A replacement had not been named as of press time; 8 Includes Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company Web sites. 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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