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Food Processing

 Our Food Processing Cluster

Our food processing cluster is substantial; consider the following:

  • We have over 4,000 people employed in the sector in the labor shed
  • We have seen a 36% job growth in Soft Drink Manufacturing job growth from 2011-2019
  • Food service contractors have seen 87% job growth from 2011-2019
  • We are above the US average in the number of companies in our labor shed by the following percents:
  • 9 times more Dried and Condensed Evaporated Dairy Product
    5 times more Bottled Water Manufacturing
    2 times more Soft Drink Manufacturing
    2 times more Ice Manufacturing
  • We have over 14,000 people employed in transportation & logistics in the labor shed

 

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Major Food Companies in the Area

Leclerc Foods

  • Located in Kingsport in 2009
  • Announced expansion in 2012
  • Family owned company founded in 1905 in Quebec
  • Manufactures granola bars and crackers in Sullivan County
  • 90 employees
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    Anita's Snack Foods

    Anitas Snacks
  • Located in Kingsport July 2018
  • Announced 40,000 square foot expansion in March 2019
  • Manufactures tortilla chips
  • 85 employees
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    Shearer's Foods

    • Located in Bristol, VA
    • Manufactures potato chips, tortilla chips, extruded products, popcorn, and rice patties
    • Twice named snack manufacturer of the year by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine
    • Headquartered in Ohio
    • 240 employees

     

     

    Water and Wastewater Capacity

    • Over four million gallons per day of excess water system capacity in the City of Bristol
    • Over five million gallons per day of excess wastewater system capacity in the City of Bristol
    • Over 13 million gallons per day of excess water system capacity in the City of Kingsport
    • Over four million gallons per day of excess wastewater system capacity in the City of Kingsport

     

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    Additional Information

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    423.279.7681
      10368 Wallace Alley St., Suite 1, Kingsport, TN 37663
    PO Box 747, Blountville, TN 37617

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