Food Processing in the TVA Region

The Valley's successful food and beverage companies all use the same recipe. They start with low business costs, and then add an educated, technically skilled workforce, a central location, and an unbeatable lifestyle. It all adds up to the best location for growing food-related companies.
The Tennessee Valley's geographic location provides an advantage to food processing companies that need easy access to raw materials and the ability to quickly transport products to market.
The states within the Valley region—Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia—are leading national producers of many raw food products.

From the Tennessee Valley, it's a one-day drive to major population centers in the Midwest and Northeast. The area’s transportation assets include:

  • 11 interstate highways
  • 8 major railways
  • 2 international and 10 commercial airports
  • Multiple options for air freight
  • Availability of year-round barge transport

 1) Hershey Foods –Memphis, TN
 2) J.M. Smucker Company – Memphis, TN
 3) Kellogg Company – Memphis, TN
 4) General Mills, Inc. — Germantown, TN
 5) Red Gold, Inc. — Collierville, TN
 6) The Hillshire Brands Company —
Olive Branch, MS
 7) Pilgrim's Pride Corporation —
Mayfield, KY
 8) Turner Holdings, LLC — Fulton, KY
 9) Williams Sausage Company, Inc. — Union City, TN
10) The Pictsweet Company — Bells, TN
11) Kellogg Company — Jackson, TN
12) Old Frito-Lay, Inc. — Jackson, TN
13) Earthgrains Bakery Group, Inc. — Tupelo, MS
14) Allegro Fine Foods, Inc. — Paris, TN
15) Conagra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC — Dickson, TN
16) Continential Mills — Hopkinsville, KY
17) Bel Brands USA, INC. — Leitchfield, KY
18) Country Oven Bakery —
Bowling Green, KY
19) Hill's Pet Nutrition, INC. —
Bowling Green, KY
20) The J M Smucker Company — Scottsville, KY
21) Tyson Foods, INC — Goodlettsville, TN
22) Standard Candy Company, INC — Nashville, TN
23) Mars Petcare Us, INC — Franklin, TN
24) The Pillsbury Company LLC
25) General Mills, INC — Murfreesboro, TN
26) Tyson Foods, INC — Shelbyville, TN
27) Frito-Lay — Pulaski, TN
28) Frito-Lay — Fayetteville, TN
29) Flowers Baking CO of Tuscaloosa — Athens, AL
30) Keystone Foods LLC — Huntsville, AL
31) Del Monte — Decatur, AL
32) The Meow Mix Company — Decatur, AL
33) Tyson Foods, Inc — Cullman, AL
34) Koch Foods LLC — Chattanooga, TN
35) Coca-Cola — Chattanooga, TN
36) Mars Chocolate North America, LLC — Cleveland, TN
37) Pilgrim's Pride Corporation —
Calhoun, GA
38) Misty Mountain, Inc — Young Harris, GA
39) Bush Brothers & Company —
Knoxville, TN
40) Keurig Green Mountain, INC — Knoxville, TN
41) Bush Brothers & Company —
Dandridge, TN
42) Koch Foods LLC — Morristown, TN


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