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Knoxville-Area Food & Beverage Companies Ranked by Number of Local Employees
Rank
'14
'13CompanyPhone
Website
Sq. Ft. of Plant
Local employees
FT/PT
ProductsParent companyTop local executive
Year founded
11Koch Foods1
1620 Progress Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
423-586-5722
kochfoods.com
NA
1,125
NA/NA
Poultry processors
Koch Foods Inc.
Park Ridge, IL
Joe Grendys
Owner
NA
22Keurig Green Mountain
3109 Water Plant Road
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-824-4600
keuriggreenmountain.com
334,000
950
NA/NA
Manufacture and distribution of coffee products
Keurig Green Mountain
Waterbury, VT
Mike Brennan
Director of operations
2008
33Monterey Mushrooms
19748 Highway 72 North
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-4611
montereymushrooms.com
350,000
585
NA/NA
Production and distribution of fresh mushroom products
Monterey Mushrooms
Watsonville, CA
Dirk Cox
General manager
1977
45Bush Brothers & Co.2
1016 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7685
bushbeans.com
NA
500
NA/NA
Manufacture of food products
NA
NA
Jim Ethier
Tom Ferriter
Chairman
CEO, President
1908
5NRConAgra Foods3
540 E. Broadway
Newport, TN 37821
423-623-2333
conagrafoods.com
NA
475
NA/NA
NA
ConAgra Foods
Omaha, NE
Dawn Sams
Plant manager
1983
67Pepsi Beverages Co.4
3501 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-523-9145
pepsi.com
80,000
368
NA/NA
Soft drinks, water, juice, teas, energy drinks, Gatorade, Muscle Milk
Pepsico
Purchase, NY USA
Calvin Breeden
Territory sales manager
NA
74Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.4
807 N. 21st St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-546-6020
NA
300,000
360
NA/NA
Coca-Cola brand beverages
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Atlanta, GA
Dave Shelek
Market unit VP
1967
88Custom Foods of America
3600 Pleasant Ridge Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-525-0401
customfoodsofamerica.com
NA
350
NA/NA
Custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, and side dishes
NA
NA
Graham Hunter
President
1982
96Mayfield Dairy Farms5
806 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-2151
mayfielddairy.com
NA
330
NA/NA
Dairy products
Dean Foods
Dallas, TX
C. Scott Mayfield Jr.
President
1950
10NRRich Products Corp.
5701 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-4400
richs.com
NA
300
NA/NA
Frozen cakes and muffins
Rich Products Corp.
Buffalo, NY
Don Gillum
Plant manager
1992
11NRCampos Foods6
241 Elkins Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-562-8471
lopezfoods.com
85,000
285
NA/NA
Fully-cooked frozen hamburger patties, pork, beef and turkey sausage patties, meatloaf, Salisbury steak, rib patties, and bone-in chicken
Lopez Foods
Oklahoma City, OK
Jeffrey Reid
Plant superintendent
1980
12NRTate & Lyle (A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co.)7
198 Blair Bend Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-5681
tateandlyle.com
NA
268
NA/NA
Corn syrup
Tate & Lyle
London England
Gerry Schlueter
Plant manager
NA
13NRFlowers Foods8
3100 NW Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-362-7532
flowersfoods.com
NA
2509
NA/NA
Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Flowers Foods
Thomasville, GA
Jess Maggard
President
2014
1410Family Brands International
1001 Elm Hill Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-986-8005
fbico.com
100,000
165
NA/NA
Cades Cove BBQ, Elm Hill Meats (bologna, hot dogs, bacon), Houser's Chili
NA
NA
John Edd Wampler
President, COO
196510
1511Wampler's Farm Sausage Co.
781 Highway 70 W
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-986-2056
wamplersfarm.com
NA
160
160/NA
Premium sausages
NA
NA
Ted Wampler Jr.
President, COO
1947
169Reily Foods Co. (JFG Coffee)
3434 Mynatt Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-546-2120
luzianne.com
350,00011
150
150/NA
Manufacture of tea, coffee, instant coffee, mayonnaise, cake flour, dressings, specialty sauces, chili kits
Reily Foods Co.
New Orleans, LA
Duane Montague
Plant manager
1918
1713House of Thaller
1600 Harris Road
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-689-5893
houseofthaller.com
82,500
92
91/1
Ready to eat salads, sandwich spreads, cheese spreads, dips, hummus
NA
NA
John Thaller
President
1964
18NRLa Quesera Mexicana12
121 Hankins St.
Greeneville, TN 37745
423-638-8189
NA
NA
77
NA/NA
Mexican cheese
NA
NA
Blake Johnson
Plant manager
2004
1912Ole Smoky Distillery
903 Parkway, Ste. 129
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-6995
olesmoky.com
18,500
75
60/15
Tennessee moonshine
NA
NA
Joe Baker
Manager
2010
1 Source declined to participate. Information from Morristown Industrial Guide; 2 Source declined to participate. Information from East Tenn. Economic Development Agency; 3 Source declined to participate. Information from the Cocke County Partnership Economic Development Agency; 4 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from McMinn Co. Economic Development Agency; 6 Information from corporate website; 7 Source declined to participate. Information from Loudon Co. Economic Development Agency; 8 Includes Flowers Baking Co. of Morristown and Flowers Baking Co. of Knoxville; 9 Includes non-employee associates; 10 Founded as Elm Hill Meats; 11 Manufacturing only, 156,000 sq. ft. distribution center; 12 Source declined to participate. Information from Greene County Partnership
Source: Individual company representatives, company websites. Knoxville-area includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. NA=not applicable or not available. 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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