Advanced Manufacturing in the TVA Region



The TVA region offers many advantages to advanced manufacturing industries. These include:

  • A strong existing industry presence
  • Research and development capabilities through institutions such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NASA, Arnold Engineering, Redstone Arsenal, and Marshall Flight Center
  • World-class power reliability
  • Industry sectors include aviation, aerospace, defense, chemical, metals manufacturing and processing, and foreign direct investment.

Competitive rates, world-class reliability, and expanding capacity are just some of the region's advantages for advanced manufacturing.

Others include:

  • TVA’s diverse generation mix, which includes renewable resources and hydroelectric power, consistently provides competitive industrial rates.
  • The region’s transportation network of 11 interstate highways, eight major railways, 12 commercial airports, and multiple options for airfreight provide one-day access to the majority of the major population centers in the Midwest and Northeast.
  • TVA is one of the nation’s largest and most reliable power companies, with 99.999 percent transmission reliability since 2000.
  • TVA serves as the transmission system reliability coordinator for neighboring utilities covering parts of 11 states.
  • Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 1 was the first commercial reactor to go online in the U.S. this century; another unit is under construction at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.




 1) Triumph Group – Nashville, TN
 2) Fort Campbell – Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY MSA
 3) Memphis International Airport/FedEX HQ – Memphis, TN
 4) United Technologies Corporation – Collierville, TN
 5) ATK – Iuka, MS
 6) ATK – Huntsville, AL
 7) Marshall Space Flight Center/Redstone Arsenal – Huntsville, AL
 8) Pratt & Whitney – Madison, AL
 9) Airbus Helicopters – Columbus, MS
10) Aurora Flight Sciences – Columbus, MS
11) Israel Aerospace Industries (Stark Aerospace) – Columbus, MS
12) BAE Systems – Cordova, AL
13) BAE Systems – Anniston, AL
14) Eaton Aerospace – Jackson, MS
15) Lockheed Martin – Meridian, MS

 


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