Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner of Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Appliances and Electrical

Powering the appliance and electrical industry

For appliance and electrical manufacturers, there isn't a more qualified state than Tennessee.

Our state is home to some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including Monogram Refrigeration, Whirlpool, Thomas & Betts, Mitsubishi Electric and Electrolux. Appliance and electric manufacturers choose Tennessee for our ideal business climate and close proximity to major U.S. markets, but they stay for our skilled, abundant workforce.

More than 17,700+ Tennesseans manufacture household appliances, lamps, lighting fixtures, motors, transformers, switchboards and batteries at 140+ establishments. With the highest employment concentration in the U.S. for appliance manufacturing, TN is ready to provide the trained talent your business requires.

Our employee’s average earnings in the lighting equipment manufacturing are ranked first nationally. In 2017, Tennessee appliance companies earned $1.4 Billion. Additionally, exports totaled $1.3+ billion in appliance products, a 50.4% increase since 2011.

Tennessee’s growth in the appliance industry is significantly higher than the national average. Our momentum in the appliance industry continues to build Tennessee’s global reputation for manufacturing. Between 2012 and 2017, household appliance manufacturers added 2,216 new jobs in Tennessee including a significant $250+ million capital investment commitment from LG Group.

Quick Facts

17.7K+

Tennesseans employed by electrical and appliance manufacturer establishments

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140+

Electrical and appliance establishments in Tennessee

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$1.3+ Billion

Annual exports in appliance products, a 50.4% increase since 2011.

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#1 Employment concentration in U.S. for appliance manufacturing

Mitsubishi Electric

Electrolux

Ermco

Monogram Refridgerators

Whirlpool

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The Company We Keep

Appliances and Electrical Employment Concentration