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Our Steel/Metals Cluster

  • Our labor shed has seen 12% growth in primary metal manufacturing jobs since 2011
  • We have over 150 steel/metals related manufacturers in the labor shed
  • Over 4,000 people are employed in fabricated metal product manufacturing in our labor shed
  • Bristol Metals (BRISMET), located in Sullivan County, manufactures welded stainless steel pipe and nickel alloy pipe and tube
  • Modern Forge, located in Sullivan County, employs 350 people doing metal forging
  • Additionally there are a number of contract manufacturers performing everything from heat treating, aluminum extrusion, dipping, and galvanizing.
  • An average of 670 people graduate with engineering degrees per year in our labor shed
  • Sullivan County is located in a Foreign Trade Zone


Steel/Metal Companies in Our Labor Shed

We have the following numbers of companies in our labor shed:

  • 67 Machine Shops
  • 23 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturers
  • 10 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing
  • 9 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturers
  • 9 Metal Coating
  • 6 Metal Tank Manufacturers
  • 4 Foundries
  • 4 Metal Heat Treating
  • 3 Steel Mills
  • 3 Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturers
  • 2 Iron and Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturers
  • 2 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturers
  • 3 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturers
  • 3 Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturers
  • 2 Nonferrous Metal Die-Casting Foundries
  • 2 Power Boiler and Heat Exchange Manufacturers
  • 1 Aluminum Smelter



 Building the 21st Century Advanced Manufacturing Workforce


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  10368 Wallace Alley St., Suite 1, Kingsport, TN 37663
PO Box 747, Blountville, TN 37617

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