3 Chamber Honors Local Industry for Investment and Job Creation

Over 150 community, business and elected leaders came together on Wednesday, October 9 to thank the manufacturing, distribution and industry service companies in Morristown and Hamblen County. The annual Industrial Appreciation Breakfast held at First Presbyterian Church recognized the local industries for their presence and contributions to our local economy. Altogether, local industrial operations invested over $126 million and created over 400 new jobs in the community. Special recognition was given to those companies who reported growth during 2019 either through building expansion, capital investment or job creation. Also, those companies celebrating a significant anniversary were acknowledged.

Companies recognized during the program were:

  • Arconic
  • C J Designs
  • Cherokee Metal Products
  • Colortech, Inc.
  • Double H Plastics
  • FabriTech Mfg., LLC
  • Flav-O-Rich Dairies
  • Iatric Manufacturing Solutions
  • Iconex
  • JTEKT Automotive Tennessee
  • Kakou USA, LLC
  • Kawasaki Tennessee, Inc.
  • MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • Metpar Corporation
  • Motion Industries, Inc.
  • OTICS USA, Inc.
  • Petoskey Plastics
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Tuff Torq Corporation
  • Volunteer Blind Industries
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Woodcraft, Inc.

Special thanks to the following sponsors who made this year’s Industrial Appreciation Breakfast possible

Major Sponsors

  • AccuForce HR Solutions
  • Burke Ailey Construction Co.
  • C & C Millwright Maintenance Co.
  • Cherokee Millwright
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Design Innovation Architects
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Hale Construction
  • HealthStar Physicians
  • Holston Gases
  • Lakeway Auto Sales
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System/Covenant Health
  • Morristown Utility System/FiberNet
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union
  • Strate Insurance Group
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Wimberly, Lawson, Wright, Daves & Jones PLLC
  • WorkNow!, Inc.

Corporate Sponsors

  • Andrew Johnson Bank
  • Atmos Energy
  • Citizen Tribune
  • Commercial Bank
  • Craine, Thompson & Jones, P.C.
  • English Mountain Construction LLC
  • First Peoples Bank
  • LeBel Commercial Realty
  • MBI Companies Inc.
  • ResourceMFG
  • TVA
  • Waste Industries a GFL Company