Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber

You need easy access to resources and transportation routes; a pipeline of well-trained workers; room to grow; and zoning laws that make it easier to get ahead. That’s why Tennessee is an ideal setting for chemicals, plastics and rubber operations.

Tennessee-based businesses enjoy favorable access to water, large acreage sites, efficient and easily accessible transportation routes, practical and business-friendly zoning regulations, a mild climate, a skilled and dedicated workforce, and high concentration of raw materials.

Our support doesn’t end after you select a site. Just ask the healthy population of existing chemicals, plastics and rubber manufacturers in Tennessee. These companies require a vast scope of skilled jobs that range from chemists to logistics supervisors and production workers. 688 establishments operate within this industry sector, including Eastman Chemical Company, Kilgore Flares, American Industrial Partners Inc., EI Dupont De Nemours, Chattem, Inc., Nu-Foam Products Inc., Teknor Apex, PMC Biogenix, Precision Molding Services, Jones Plastic & Engineering, Vi-Jon Laboratories, Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals USA and Hamilton Plastics. They employ more than 47,800 Tennesseans. Tennessee ranks twelfth in the nation and second in the Southeast for employment in this cluster.

We understand this demand, which is why we’re collaborating with private and public universities to create top tier educational programs. The result is customized training that works in conjunction with needs of existing companies. Together, we’ll continue to offer a challenging curriculum that ensures Tennesseans are on the forefront of building a stronger chemicals, plastics and rubber sector.

In 2016, Tennessee’s exports of chemicals totaled over $4.2 billion, and exports of plastics and rubber products totaled over $718 million. Exports of chemicals since 2010 have grown by over $151 million, while exports of plastics and rubber products have increased by 17.13% percent.

Contact Info Tennessee

Steffen Bayer

Director, Business Development

Frankenstrasse 152
90461 Nürnberg
Mobile: +49 160 45 50 716

Virginia Sarah Crowley

Director, Business Development

Bees Communication
Via Del Piombo 4
40125 Bologna
Phone: +39 05119986650

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