Tennessee Manufacturing

We are compiling an ever growing list of businesses that make manufactured goods right here in Tennessee, and might include large corporations, small companies or individuals.

This list might include companies that produce their manufactured goods from raw materials produced entirely in Tennessee, but also might contain a percentage produced from outside the state.

This list was created Sept 24, 2015, and was last reviewed Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by

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BedRug is well known throughout the aftermarket, a name synonymous with high quality and innovation. Located in Old Hickory, Tennessee, BedRug got its start as a manufacturer of TPO foam composites. TPO foams offer a broad range of performance attributes – ranging from softness and flexibility to thermal stability – it is a closed cell construction, which will not absorb moisture, and is similar to the foam used in life jackets. It can be fabricated into a variety of parts that are suitable for exterior applications. Most importantly, it can be laminated to other substrates – and in BedRug’s case, those additional materials include 100% polypropylene plastic non-woven "carpet" and the TPO composite that creates BedTred.

Bell Memphis

Bell-Memphis continues to be a key supplier to the aircraft control cable fittings industry. Bell-Memphis is on a government QPL (Qualified Products List) to produce MS (Military Standard) control cable parts whose drawings are controlled by the US Military. The standard products consist of swaged wire rope fittings such as ball ends, eyes, and forks. The turnbuckle parts, which are used for adjusting control cable tension, consist of barrels, forks, eyes, swaged terminals, and the locking clip. Bell-Memphis’ aircraft fittings manufacturing operation consist of machining metal bar stock on screw machines, followed by various secondary operations.


Premier performance exhaust manufacturer for cars, trucks, SUVs, and dedicated race vehicles. Performance cat-back exhaust systems, rear sections, mufflers, headers, induction, & more. Million mile exhaust warranty.

General Motors

The GM Spring Hill Manufacturing facility is located in Spring Hill, a growing community 40 miles south of Nashville. The plant lies within the borders of Maury County. The facility produced Saturn vehicles from July 30, 1990 until March 2007. The facility produced the Chevrolet Traverse from September 2008 until November 2009 and the Chevrolet Equinox from September 2012 until October 2014. Currently, the site manufacturing operations consist of a flexible vehicle assembly plant producing the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia, an engine plant making 4-cylinder engines, a stamping plant, a body shop, a paint shop, and two polymer injection molding operations. Engines and stampings are supplied to various GM assembly plants around the globe.

Huf North America

Huf North America operates in Milwaukee (WI) and Greeneville (TN) and has a Sales Office in Detroit (Farmington Hills). Circa 350 employees work on an production area of 20.000 square meters. Among others Huf North America produces brackets, locksets, keys, door handles and tailgate latches and garnishes.

Lambert Enterprises

At Lambert Enterprises, we manufacture LED lights exclusively. We have been building the Highest Quality LED lights for over 15 years. By purchasing your LED lights from Lambert Enterprises you will benefit from our 15+ years of experience, knowledge, and dedication. When you need any type of High Intensity LED Automotive Lighting Systems for your Street Rods, Custom Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Trailers, Buses, Race Cars, Planes and Boats talk to the company who was the First to put LED's in taillights, the only one with a lifetime warranty, and the company who will work with you from the time you have an idea to the time your light is installed and working.

Manufacturers Industrial Group

Manufacturers Industrial Group (MIG) is a full service contract manufacturer primarily automotive seating subassemblies, components and hardware. MIG operates out of six facilities located in three cities in Tennessee. We occupy 1.3 million square feet of floor space in total. MIG currently employ 1,400 team members in Lexington, Chattanooga and Athens.

Nissan North America

Nissan has four manufacturing facilities in the United States – in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna Plant has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and represents a capital investment of $6 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60.

Nissan’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all the engines for the complete lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles produced in the U.S. The plant also forges crankshafts and cylinder block castings.

Infiniti’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in June 2014. The plant assembles 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and their derivatives. The 310,000-square foot facility was developed as a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG.

Superior Unlimited Corp

Superior Unlimited manufactures seats for a variety of industrial equipment including: forklifts, backhoes, excavators, bulldozers, graders, skid loaders, scrapers, cranes, asphalt pavers, roller compactors, and replacement cushions for the seats.


TrailManor was founded in 1983, but our story goes back much farther. Before the first TrailManor was shipped to a dealer, the design went through ten years of prototypes and testing. It was only after the innovative TrailManor design was thoroughly tested and proven that it was made available to the public.

Volkswagen Chattanooga

In July 2008, Volkswagen proudly announced its decision to build a new production facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., with the goal to be in production in early 2011.

Initially investing $1 billion in the region and providing up to 2,000 jobs, VWGoA plans to design and build an innovative, efficient and affordable new automobile model specifically for the evolving demands of North American drivers.

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Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce items here in Tennessee, may also have them manufactured in other states & countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices and product designs with little or no notice, so if there are questions that still remain, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.

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