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Compiled by the Economic Development Board, the following information
pertains to manufacturing clusters in the Knoxville MSA, including:

Automotive Manufacturing Cluster

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc

DENSO, a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for all the world's major automakers, operates in 32 countries and regions with more than 106,000 associates. 


NTRC is a window to transportation research programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. It offers one of the most diverse concentrations of transportation researchers in the United States.

Koide Tennessee, Inc.

Koide Tennessee, Incorporated, is a world-class organization, specializing in custom cut-to-length steel and aluminum tubing. Koide Tennessee, Inc. offers a dynamic work environment and a corporate culture characterized by ethical conduct and a commitment to social responsibility.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which was founded as a trading and supply-chain specialist of the Toyota Group. TAI has been operating in North America since 1960. 

Polymore Circuit Technologies, L.P.

Through Polymore's strategic alliance with Carven Circuits Ltd. (Hong Kong) and Carven Technology Ltd. (Wuxi), the highest quality printed circuit boards are now available through exclusive North American distribution.

Aisin Automotive Casting

AACT building was completed in December 2004 and manufacturing began in July 2005. The Grand Opening Ceremony is September 28, 2005 at the new plant in Clinton, Tennessee. AACT is projected to be at 400 employees by year end. 

University of Tennessee, College of Engineering

The mission of the College of Engineering is: To provide high quality education in the major engineering disciplines from the undergraduate through doctoral levels through a creative balance of academic, professional and extracurricular programs; To foster and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with our alumni, friends, industry, and local, state and federal governments through public services assistance and collaborative research; To be a major contributor to our nation's technology base through scholarship and research.

Medical Device Manufacturing Cluster

DeRoyal Industries

Deroyal manufacturers quality healthcare products worldwide, including: Patient Care Orthopedic Products, Surgical & Acute Care Products, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing Division, Sports Medicine, Online Protocol Tools, CPT Optimizer, Surgical Try Solutions, Wound Care Products.


Siemens Medical Solutions brings together innovative imaging equipment, information technology, management consulting and services to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable clinical and financial outcomes. From imaging systems for diagnosis, to therapy equipment for treatment, to patient monitors to hearing instruments and beyond.

Marine Manufacturing Cluster

Allison Boats

Allison's designs and builds some of the best high performance bass boats, sport boats, ski boats and high performance racing boats. Allison's also builds a sport utility boats (SUB's).

G&T Industries

Located in Blount County, Tennessee, G&T Industries is a collection of four successful manufacturing and distribution businesses: G&T Foam, World Resource Partners, Decorative Surfaces, and Marine Specialties Group.


Located in Vonore, Tennessee, MasterCraft has been shaping the boating industry since 1968. More than three decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut, their goal remains  to continue building the world's best ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats.

Sea Ray

Every Sea Ray boat is a reflection of their commitment to precision, innovation and craftsmanship. Spacious cockpits flow into thoughtfully designed cabins. The design, details and materials are tested and approved by the most dedicated group of professionals in the marine industry. The result is a line of boats, from 18 to 68 feet, that continues to set higher standards when it comes to aesthetics, engineering and technology. 

Skier's Choice, Inc.

Skier's Choice, Inc. is the proud manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1980. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. The company is privately held and is located in Maryville, Tennessee.

Christensen Yachts

Christensen Yachts instead will build ultra high-end yachts costing up to $50 million at a new $20 million, 400,000 square foot facility on the shores of Tellico Lake southwest of Knoxville. Construction is scheduled to start this year and be completed in two years. Christensen President Joe Foggia said the plant initially will have 500 employees, but he added that plans call for doubling that number in six years. 

Cobalt Boats

Located in Loudon County, Tennessee, Cobalt remains a privately held company, its founders still at the helm, still engaged in the daily management of Cobalt design and Cobalt manufacturing, still refusing ever to admit that good enough is good enough.

Bryant Boats

Bryant Boats is located in Sweetwater - a small, quiet little town within A STONE'S THROW of some of the most scenic lakes in the southeast. Each boat is painstakingly crafted by hand. Every boat is 100% wood free and 100% hand laminated.

Malibu Boats

Malibu Boats' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located on the Tennessee River in Loudon, TN. The Tennessee Plant is responsible for approximately 50% of Malibu Boats production and has just completed another expansion. 

Bullet Boats

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bullet Boats' objective is to design and manufacture a very high quality tournament bass boat that out performs any other. In business for over 25 years, their construction methods do not allow for mass manufacturing, so production is limited.

Stroker Boats

Our goal at STROKER is not to build the most, but to build the worlds finest. You can only build the best, if you have the best design and use the finest material, for that design. NO ONE BUILDS A BETTER BOAT PERIOD.

Sail Abration Houseboats

We are a family owned and operated manufacturer of custom houseboats. It is our job to build the boat of your dreams, a place where you can have all your "celebrations." No Sailabration Houseboat is ever the same, the customer is involved from the planning stage to completion. 

Other Manufacturing Cluster


Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers. 


Ceramaspeed is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high temperature electric heating, insulating, and electronic control systems. Ceramaspeed's technology provides unprecedented responsiveness, control and energy efficiency to suit a broad range of applications ranging from domestic cooking appliances, to industrial heating, drying, curing and baking applications.