Happy National Manufacturing Week!
National Manufacturing week began in 2011. The week begins the first Friday in October each year. The United States Census Bureau reports that manufacturing is the fifth-largest employer in the United States. Manufacturing employees 12 million workers each year.
In Cumberland County alone there are 16 Manufacturing/ Production and Wholesale organizations: Aviagen Inc, Benco Sales Inc, Colinx, Crossville Inc, Cumberland Container Corporation, Durable Products Inc, Flavourstream Americas LLC, Flowers Bakery of Crossville LLC, Kerry, Lhoist North America, Manchester Tank, Marmiro Stones, Mizkan Americas Inc, Perdue Farms Inc, Stonepeak Ceramics Inc, and Tristar Beverage Enterprises LLC. (Crossville/Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce)
According to Statista Research Department, in 2022 the manufacturing sector of Tennessee’s State Economy contributed 58.42 billion dollars to the state’s gross domestic product.
The top performing manufacturing sectors in Tennessee in 2021 were:
- Food, beverage and tobacco products ($11,619.6 million)
- Motor vehicles and parts ($10,122.2 million)
- Chemicals ($5,333.4 million)
- Fabricated metal products ($4,253.7 million)
- Electrical equipment and appliances ($3,364.6 million)
- Miscellaneous durable goods ($3,009.1 million)
- Machinery ($2,924.6 million)
- Paper ($2,669.4 million)
- Plastics and rubber products ($2,406.4 million)
- Nonmetallic mineral products ($2,171.7 million)
“Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.”—Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company