Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, 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, LG Electronics 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 16,000+ Tennesseans manufacture household appliances, lamps, lighting fixtures, motors, transformers, switchboards and batteries at 140+ establishments. With the fourth highest employment concentration in the U.S. for appliance manufacturing, TN is ready to provide the trained talent your business requires.

In 2019, Tennessee appliance companies earned $1.4 Billion. Additionally, exports of appliance and electrical equipment and components totaled more than $1 billion.

Tennessee’s growth in several of the appliance industry sectors is significantly higher than the national average. Our momentum in the appliance industry continues to build Tennessee’s global reputation for manufacturing. Since 2015, household appliance manufacturers made approximately 1,500+ new job commitments in Tennessee including a significant $250+ million capital investment commitment from LG Group.

Quick Facts

16K+

Tennesseans employed by electrical and appliance manufacturer establishments

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140+

Electrical and appliance establishments in Tennessee

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$1+

Billion in appliance and electrical equipment and component exports

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#1 In The Southeast for Employment in the Appliances and Electrical Industry

LG Electronics

Electrolux

Ermco

Monogram Refrigerators

Whirlpool

Tennessee is proud to promote

The Company We Keep

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Appliances and Electrical Employment by County

Knoxville