West TN Industrial Guide
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West Tennessee Industrial Association
Address: 26 Conrad Dr. Jackson, TN 38305
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The following has been excerpted from the Manufacturers' Handbook on Environmental Issues produced by Tennessee Valley Authority, Manufacturing Development Staff, Water Resources Division, Environmental Quality Staff, Environmental Education Section; Dick Harrison, editor.
Who needs to be concerned about environmental permits?
All businesses, no matter how small or large, need to be aware of environmental permitting requirements. Many different situations may require a business to secure an environmental permit. You probably need one or more environmental permits if your business:
- creates solid wastes or trash
- releases emissions into the air or water through normal production
- uses hazardous materials or generates hazardous waste
- transports hazardous materials or hazardous waste
- operates equipment that may release such pollution, such as diesel engines
- is planning an expansion
- has buildings or property with storm-water runoff
- is considering producing a new substance
- uses pesticides or fertilizers
- changes the appearance or function of land or water (such as logging operations)
- stores or uses petroleum products
- is located on a waterfront or river
- uses drinking water from a source other than a public drinking water supply
- withdraws water from the ground or from a stream
- affects the habitat of an endangered species.
Even if a permit is not required for your business to release certain emissions, you are still required to comply with emission standards and may be required to report the levels of emissions. And although a permit may not be required, there can be severe penalties for not complying with other requirements.
How many different kinds of permits are there?
There are many different kinds of permits, particularly if state and local permits are taken into consideration. Many federal regulations require permits. These include:
The Clean Water Act (CWA). This act was created to protect all U.S. surface waters for designated consumption, recreational, ecological and commercial uses. The CWA requires on-site controls and precautions for preventing spills and leaks of oil and other contaminants from reaching streams or rivers. In-stream construction of any kind requires a permit under the CWA. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is the permitting process under CWA. No one may discharge pollutants of any kind into surface waters without an NPDES permit.
The Clean Air Act (CAA). Under CAA, National Ambient Air Quality Standards have been established for six pollutants; particulates, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone and lead. The federal government sets ambient as well as emission standards, and states establish regulations to restrict emissions and grant permits to companies which meet the regulations.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This act regulates storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes; the storage of non-hazardous solid wastes; and underground storage tanks used for chemicals or petroleum products. It also requires companies which generate more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of waste during any month to notify EPA or the state regarding how it is being managed, and requires "cradle to grave"tracking of wastes.
The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). SARA was created to increase the public's access to information about hazardous chemicals and to require businesses which use hazardous chemicals to devise plans for responding quickly in the case of an accident. SARA requires companies which release emissions beyond a threshold level to report their emissions to the EPA.
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA requires that the EPA be notified of any new chemical prior to its release to the marketplace, and gives EPA the authority to regulate production of materials considered hazardous.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA). ESA is intended to protect, conserve and enhance the existence of endangered and threatened species and their habitats.
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This act regulates the manufacture, distribution and the use of pesticides.
The Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA). This act requires the labeling of hazardous materials, the use of manifests for tracking shipments of hazardous materials and the use of special containers for transporting these materials.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This act requires that all "public"water systems - including private in-plant facilities - which serve twenty-five or more people meet federal drinking water regulations, and specifies treatment system operator qualifications.
Where do I apply for permits?
The place to start applying for a permit is your state's environmental agency or department of conservation. If you need other permits, this agency can direct you to the appropriate organizations. Some states have one-stop permitting that allows companies to get advice about all the types of permits they need at one location. EPA can also provide guidance through its regional offices. These are listed in local phone directories.
Industry trade associations can be another good source for information on where to apply for permits. Trade associations can be excellent clearinghouses for information about environmental matters affecting a particular industry, and the experiences of one business in obtaining permits can be shared with similar companies. In some cases, entire industries have applied for some types of permits via their trade associations.
How long does the permitting process normally take?
There is no one answer to this question. Some permits can be granted in a very short time. Others may require months or years. A major project may require environmental impact studies that take a great deal of time to prepare and approve. Because of this, there is one simple rule to follow: plan as far ahead as possible.
How can I determine if I'm generating a hazardous waste or emission?
Under RCRA, the Environmental Protection Agency has published lists of hazardous wastes. These lists are extensive, but clearly categorized. You can determine if you're generating a hazardous waste or emission by referring to these lists and to EPA regulations. Some wastes which are not on the lists are also hazardous. Hazardous air pollutants are listed in Title 3 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. (To get a list, contact EPA or your state environmental agency.)
What types of disposal procedures are required for hazardous or toxic wastes?
Hazardous waste should be isolated from your non-hazardous wastes. It must be collected and stored in an approved manner; identified and classified according to the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Table; and packed, marked and labeled according to regulations. You must determine that your transporter and your treatment, storage and disposal facilities have EPA ID numbers. The hazardous material must then be shipped by a transporter to a permitted hazardous waste management facility. Regulations require you to keep careful records of all waste generated; how it was transported and the method of final disposition. This "cradle to grave"record procedure is designed to help prevent accidental or deliberate releases of hazardous materials by allowing regulatory agencies to monitor waste generation and management.
How many areas are in non attainment? Why does it have an effect on my business?
Amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1970 called for federally mandated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and set deadlines for states to develop plans to meet the standards. NAAQS standards have been set for particulates, carbon monoxide, ozone, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur oxides and lead. The standards are based on concentrations of air which can affect health or cause material damage. Some of the standards (especially ozone) have been particularly difficult to attain. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 address these problems.
Today, areas in non attainment can be subjected to serious restrictions on new and existing sources of the non attainment pollutant. These restrictions can include banning new sources of the non attainment pollutant, or increased emissions from existing sources, unless they obtain emission reductions from existing sources to offset new emissions.
Do I have to provide any special training to employees?
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know regulations, a business is required to have an emergency plan in place to handle spills, fires or other emergency situations involving hazardous materials. This requires employee training, which varies depending on the hazards identified at your plant. All employees need to be versed in basic emergency procedures, and many organizations have formed special employee teams (similar to fire brigades) to respond to environmental emergency situations as part of their emergency planning. You must also designate an emergency coordinator who is available 24 hours a day to respond in case an emergency occurs. In the case of a small business, this emergency coordinator can be the owner. Also, if your facility has a permitted waste treatment system, operator training is essential to prevent permit violations.
How many different environmental regulations affect business?
There are numerous laws and regulations that can affect a business at the federal, state and local levels. Federal laws under which businesses are regulated include the following:
- The Clean Water Act, which controls releases into all U.S. surface waters.
- The Clean Air Act, which sets national air quality standards and controls emissions into the air.
- The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which controls solid and hazardous wastes and underground storage tanks and sets standards for their management.
- The Safe Drinking Water Act, which establishes national drinking water regulations.
- The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), which makes provisions for cleanup of sites where hazardous wastes have gotten into the environment. Reporting spills or releases of regulated substances into the environment is also regulated under Superfund.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act, which established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is responsible for establishing standards to protect workers engaged in hazardous materials and hazardous waste operations.
- The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title 111, or Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act), which requires planning to handle environmental emergencies and distribution of information about potential hazardous materials to communities.
- The Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulates the production and use of any new toxic materials. PCBs and asbestos are regulated under this act.
- The Endangered Species Act, which provides means for protection, conservation and enhancement of endangered and threatened species of plants and animals.
- The Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, which establishes a labeling and manifest system for the shipping of hazardous materials.
Is my business subject to inspection?
State and federal authorities have the right to inspect your business to determine if you are in compliance with environmental regulations. Routine inspections are limited to normal business hours, but your business could be subject to an investigation that would allow inspections at any time. Someone at the plant should be instructed to accommodate inspectors whenever they show up.
Contacts for More Information
The Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Office (Covering TVA region)
Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
State Regulatory Agencies
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
1625 Hollywood Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
8383 Wolf Lake Drive
Bartlett, TN 38133
Why West Tennessee
Evidenced by continuing and steady economic growth for more than a decade, the climate for business in West Tennessee is one of the best in the nation. Low taxes, a central location, a pro-business climate, interstate access and size make this region a top choice for business.
Between the years of 2000 and 2010, the state of Tennessee grew 11.5 percent to more than 6,346,000 people, earning Tennessee the designation of the 19th fastest-growing state in the country.
- Tennessee is within one-day delivery of 76 percent of the major U.S. markets.
- Tennessee is a right-to-work state.
- Tennessee has the second-largest inland port in the United States on the Mississippi River in Memphis.
- Tennessee has over 200 Fortune 500 industrial and service companies within state facilities.
- Tennessee’s Constitution requires a balanced state budget.
- Tennessee has no personal income tax on wages.
- Tennessee offers the nation’s most dependable power source systems in terms of generating electricity.
- Tennessee is located in the Sunbelt area of the Southeastern U.S. and has a mild climate year-round.
The West Tennessee Industrial Association (WTIA) had its beginning in 1956 as a membership organization consisting of banks, electric and gas departments and even interested individuals. Today, WTIA is funded by the electric power distributors in West Tennessee who purchase power from the Tennessee Valley Authority. There are 23 electric power distributors in West Tennessee and 158 in the Tennessee Valley Area. We are a private, not-for-profit association, which works on a confidential basis to assist companies, site search consultants and our communities with economic development projects.
WTIA’s primary purpose is to market, on a worldwide basis, the advantages of doing business in West Tennessee. The Association’s number one priority is to search for companies interested in relocating, expanding or building a facility in the 21-county West Tennessee region. Much assistance is given to the communities of West Tennessee to ensure that they are prepared for economic development opportunities.
WTIA provides, on a regional basis, information on available industrial buildings and sites, utilities, taxes, wages, labor, transportation and other studies and research for project consideration. The Association works closely with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, elected officials, the regional Development Districts, colleges and universities and local chambers of commerce. The overall mission is to foster any economic development opportunities for the region.
The West Tennessee region has 23 pre-certified industrial sites that are Deal Ready and 16 Tennessee Select Sites. These industrial sites are a minimum of 20 acres and have been rigorously screened on over 100 development criteria by third-party consultants. All certified sites are ready for development, correctly zoned and have been environmentally cleared of any problems.
Buildings & Sites
“The days are long but the years fly by.” A quote from author Gretchen Rubin really resonates with me this year. December 31, 2015, marks the completion of my 20th year here at WTIA. Definitely a time of reflection but also a time of looking forward.
A friend of mine started a consulting company and named it Janus Consulting after the Roman god that faced backwards and forward, thus using the past to also see the future. After twenty years it is very easy to “look back” and reflect on all the positive things that WTIA and its members and partners have been able to accomplish. Many things and people have proudly and constantly sought to serve the people and communities of our region. New technologies and innovation in the way we conduct our Association’s business and market the region have been implemented. New investments and jobs have come to West Tennessee over this period because our investors provided the necessary resources to our organization to assist in that process.
As good as it is to look back, it is even more important to look forward to the future and the new tasks and opportunities that are before us. We do not have the luxury to “sit back” and revel in past success. The competition is fierce to locate and expand companies in our area. There are more economic development marketing entities across our country and the world that are striving to brand, market, and develop projects for their areas than ever before. WTIA must continue to press forward and look for ways to convey the West Tennessee story and show how locating here is a very sound business decision. We have the experience and tools that are necessary to compete.
The year 2016 is also significant because we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of the West Tennessee Industrial Association. Again, this is an example of how past leaders chose to “look forward” and strive to do more things that would help our region. I like to think that WTIA is anchored and grounded in the past, which allows us to continue to move our region forward toward better jobs and a better quality of life.
To all our investors, thank you for making it possible to learn from our past and move toward the future. By planning, implementing, and working together, West Tennessee will continue to grow.
WTIA is a private, not-for-profit association, which works on a confidential basis to assist companies, site search consultants and our communities with economic development projects. Check out this video for an in depth look at what WTIA does in the West Tennessee area.
Education & Training
Board of Regents Schools
Jackson State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology
|Bluescope Buildings North America||Jackson||731-935-4085||Prefabricated metal buildings||Bluescope Steel Limited||Australia|
|Boral Bricks, Inc.||Gleason||731-648-5527||Bricks||Boral Limited||Australia|
|Boral Bricks, Inc.||Jackson||731-668-9566||Bricks||Boral Limited||Australia|
|Boral Bricks, Inc.||Memphis||901-324-7135||Bricks||Boral Limited||Australia|
|Kent H. Landsberg Memphis||Memphis||901-566-2530||Packaging materials distribution||Amcor Limited||Australia|
|Pratt Industries USA||Humboldt||731-784-2009||Corrugated boxes||Visy Industries||Australia|
|Pratt Industries||Memphis||901-794-9417||Corrugated boxes||Visy Industries||Australia|
|Sims Metal Management||Memphis||901-526-7651||Materials recovery||Sims Group||Australia|
|Varco Pruden Buildings, Inc.||Memphis||901-748-8000||Prefabricated metal buildings||Bluescope Steel Limited||Australia|
|Wurzburg, Inc.||Memphis||901-525-1441||Labels, corrugated boxes, & packing supplies||Amcor Limited||Australia|
|General Shale Brick||Memphis||901-363-1887||Brick distribution||Wienerberger AG||Austria|
|Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation||Arlington||901-867-3000||Structural steel fabrication||Metalurgica Gerdau S/A||Brazil|
|Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation||Jackson||731-424-5600||Manufactures & fabricates rounds, flats,
angles, channels, squares, reinforcing bars
|Metalurgica Gerdau S/A||Brazil|
|Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation||Collierville||901-853-8250||Fabricated structural steel||Metalurgica Gerdau S/A||Brazil|
|U.S. Zinc Millington Oxide Plant||Millington||901-357-6800||Zinc oxide||Votorantim||Brazil|
|Microport Orthopedics Inc.||Arlington||901-867-9971||Surgical & orthopedic impants & devices||MicroPort Scientific||China|
|Wilson Sporting Goods Company||Humboldt||731-784-5335||Golf equipment testing||Amer Group Ltd.||Finland|
|Air Liquide America L.P.||Millington||901-357-5307||Industrial gases||L Air Liquide Societe||France|
|Arkema Inc.||Memphis||901-354-5800||Hydrogen peroxide||Arkema||France|
|LaFarge Corporation||Memphis||901-523-2337||Wholesale construction materials||LaFarge||France|
|Neopost USA||Memphis||901-362-9442||Mailing machine distribution||Neopost Sa||France|
|Norandex Building Materials||Jackson||731-664-1449||Roofing and siding material distribution||Compagnie De Saint Gobain Les Miroirs La Defense||France|
|Technicolor USA||Memphis||901-433-4100||Compact disc distribution||Technicolor||France|
|AZO, Inc.||Memphis||901-794-9480||Ingredient automation and pneumatic conveying systems||AZO & Company GmbH||Germany|
|Bayer Crop Science||Memphis||901-252-2263||Agricultural research and development||Bayer AG||Germany|
|Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.||Memphis||901-775-2100||Wholesale chemicals and allied products||Brenntag AG||Germany|
|Freightliner Corporation||Memphis||901-367-8400||Truck and bus parts||Daimler AG||Germany|
|Helm Fertilizer||Memphis||901-948-3303||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals||Helm AG||Germany|
|IFCO Systems||Martin||731-588-1159||Crate and pallet building||IFCO Systems||Germany|
|Kloeckner Metals||Memphis||901-775-1061||Metals service center||Kloeckner & Company SE||Germany|
|Krone North America||Memphis||901-842-6011||Farm equipment distribution center||Maschinen Fabriken||Germany|
|Lone Star Industries, Inc.||Memphis||901-386-8911||Ready mix concrete||Dyckerhoff GmbH||Germany|
|Reinhausen Manufacturing, Inc.||Humboldt||731-784-7681||Switchgear and switchboard apparatus||Maschinefabrik||Germany|
|Siemens Building Technologies||Memphis||901-375-6223||Refrigeration and heating equipment||Siemens AG||Germany|
|Siemens Medical Systems||Memphis||901-367-0500||Medical and hospital equipment (dist. center)||Siemens AG||Germany|
|Stauf Inc.||Memphis||901-820-0007||Wood flooring adhesive||Stauf Klebstoffwerk||Germany|
|ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.||Memphis||901-261-1800||Elevators and moving stairways||ThyssenKrupp AG||Germany|
|ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.||Middleton||731-376-3000||Passenger and freight elevators||ThyssenKrupp AG||Germany|
|MVP Group International Inc.||Union City||731-885-7836||Home furnishings distribution||Primacy Industries||India|
|Setco Automotive||Paris||731-642-4215||Clutch assemblies||Setco Automotive Limited||India|
|APAC TN Inc.||Memphis||901-947-5600||Paving contractors||CRH PLC||Ireland|
|Trane U.S. Inc.||Memphis||901-345-6000||Manufactures heating equipment||Ingersoll-Rand Plc||Ireland|
|Buzzi Unicem||Memphis||901-525-4817||Cement||Buzzi Unicem SpA||Italy|
|Euro Tranciatura USA||Paris||731-642-6394||Hermetic compressor motors||Eurotranciatura SpA||Italy|
|Luxottica Optical Manufacturing||Memphis||901-375-0015||Manufacturer of eyeglass lenses||Luxottica Group SpA||Italy|
|Memphis Ready Mix||Collierville||901-854-7495||Ready mixed concrete||Buzzi Unicem SpA||Italy|
|Memphis Ready Mix (+4 loc.)||Memphis||901-357-0066||Ready mixed concrete||Buzzi Unicem SpA||Italy|
|Surface Dynamics||Bartlett||901-590-4540||Coating of medical devices and instruments||Biocoatings Srl||Italy|
|Superior Essex||Memphis||901-797-2500||Semiconductors||LS Corporation||Korea|
|Flint Group||Memphis||901-363-0441||Manufactures printing ink||Flint Holding SA||Luxembourg|
|Block USA||Jackson||731-421-4624||Concrete block and brick||Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V.||Mexico|
|Blue Star Ready Mix USA||Adamsville||731-632-4590||Ready mix concrete||Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.||Mexico|
|Solon Wire Processing LLC||Memphis||901-942-6464||Carbon steel wire processing||Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V.||Mexico|
|Stabilt America, Inc.||Moscow||901-877-3010||Fiberglass reinforced paneling||Stabilt, S.A. de C.V.||Mexico|
|Bodine Company Inc.||Collierville||901-853-7211||Emergency light products for fluorescent, HID lamps and lighting ballasts||Koninklijke Philips||Netherlands|
|Lasco Fittings||Brownsville||731-772-3180||PVC pipe fittings||Aalberts Industries N.V.||Netherlands|
|LyondellBasell Industries||Jackson||731-984-6700||Polypropylene based plastics||LyondellBasell Industries||Netherlands|
|Univar USA||Memphis||901-795-4180||Chemical distribution||Univar N.V.||Netherlands|
|Evergreen Packaging||Memphis||901-821-5350||Paper manufacturing||Rank Group Limited||New Zealand|
|Graham Packaging||Memphis||901-366-8393||Plastic bottles||Rank Group Limited||New Zealand|
|Kongsberg Automotive||Milan||731-686-0805||Automotive seat covers and seating||Kongsberg Automotive ASA||Norway|
|Flextronics||Memphis||901-215-2800||Third party logistics||Flextronics International LTD||Singapore|
|Riviana Foods Inc.||Memphis||901-948-8556||Packaged rice and rice mixes||Ebro Foods SA||Spain|
|Ceco Door Products||Milan||731-686-4009||Steel doors, frames, sash, molding & trim||Assa Abloy AB||Sweden|
|Electrolux Corp.||Memphis||901-789-8300||Cooking appliances||Electrolux AB||Sweden|
|Excel Polymers LLC||Dyersburg||731-285-4353||Rubber compounding||Hexpol AB||Sweden|
|Mack Memphis PDC||Memphis||901-795-0731||Distributes repair parts for Mack trucks||AB Volvo||Sweden|
|Marathon Heater, Inc.||Brownsville||731-772-2511||Industrial grade heating elements and temperature sensors||Nibe Industries AB||Sweden|
|Pemko Manufacturing Company||Memphis||901-365-2160||Thresholds, weather stripping, and hinges||Assa Abloy AB||Sweden|
|Volvo Marine Products||Lexington||731-968-0151||Marine engines||AB Volvo||Sweden|
|ABB, Inc.||Alamo||731-696-5561||Transformer parts, bushings, tap-chargers, distribution components||ABB Ltd.||Switzerland|
|Baldor Power Solutions||Memphis||901-365-2020||Wholesale electrical apparatus, wiring supplies||ABB Ltd.||Switzerland|
|Holcim Trading, Inc.||Memphis||901-947-4063||Cement||Holcim Ltd.||Switzerland|
|Norandal USA, Inc.||Huntingdon||731-986-5011||Aluminum sheet and foil||Xstrata, PLC||Switzerland|
|Schindler Elevator Corp.||Memphis||901-680-1942||Building equipment||Schindler Holding AG||Switzerland|
|Sygenta Crop Protection||Memphis||901-751-5200||Pesticides and agricultural equipment distribution||Syngenta AG||Switzerland|
United Kingdom Companies
|Company Name||City||Phone||Product||Affiliate||UK location|
|AB Mauri||Memphis||901-942-7115||Yeast||AB Mauri Ltd.||Peterborough|
|ACH Food Companies, Inc.||Cordova||901-381-3000||Cooking oil, shortening, margarine, nondairy cheeses & creamer & rice products||Associated British Foods PLC||London|
|Bioventus USA||Memphis||901-641-2900||Pharmaceuticals||Smith & Nephew PLC||London|
|Cotlook Ltd.||Memphis||901-767-7901||Periodical publishing||Cotlook, Ltd.||Birkenhead|
|Faist Light Metals||Ripley||731-635-8872||High precision CNC machining for automotive industry||FAiST Group||London|
|Ferguson Enterprises||Jackson||731-664-6400||Distribution of plumbing supplies||Wolseley Plc||Warwickshire|
|Ferguson Enterprises||Memphis||901-743-5511||Distribution of plumbing supplies||Wolseley Plc||Warwickshire|
|Games Workshop Group||Memphis||901-541-7500||Plastic game figures||Games Workshop Group PLC||Nottingham|
|Glaxosmithkline||Memphis||901-948-3372||Pharmaceuticals; cosmetics distribution||GlaxoSmithKline||Brentford|
|Gyrus ENT||Memphis||901-373-0200||Surgical and medical insturments and apparatus||Gyrus Group PLC||Workingham|
|Harcros Chemicals, Inc.||Memphis||901-948-3321||Chemical distribution||Harrison & Crosfield PLC||London|
|Indopco, Inc.||Memphis||901-541-9660||Adhesives and chemicals||Unilever PLC||London|
|Kilgore Flares Company||Toone||731-658-5231||Military pyrotechnics||Chemring Group PLC||Fareham|
|McKinney Drilling Company||Memphis||901-363-9421||Building foundation construction||Keller Group PLC||London|
|Signature Flight Support Corporation||Memphis||901-345-4700||Aircraft refueling and maintenance services||BBA Group PLC||London|
|Smith & Nephew Orthopedics||Memphis||901-396-2121||Surgical & medical instruments & apparatus||Smith & Nephew PLC||London|
|Unilever Best Foods||Covington||901-313-9248||Dietetic drink products||Unilever PLC||London|
|Voigt & Schweitzer LLC||Millington||901-358-4899||Hot metal dipping and galvanizing||Hill & Smith Holdings||Sohihull|
|Company Name||City||Phone||Product||Affiliate||Canadian location|
|American Yeast Corporation||Memphis||901-358-4788||Yeast||Lallemand, Inc.||Quebec|
|Briadco Machine & Tool||Covington||901-475-2771||General machining; tool and die; plastic injection molding||Briadco Tool & Mould, Inc.||Ontario|
|Cascades Tissue Group||Memphis||901-523-9118||Tissue paper rolls||Cascades, Inc.||Quebec|
|Cascades Tissue Group/IFC Disposables||Brownsville||731-779-0959||Disposable wiping cloths, hand towels, and toilet tissue||Cascades, Inc.||Quebec|
|CCL Label, Inc.||Collierville||901-861-5860||Paper labels||CCL Industries, Inc.||Ontario|
|Canadian National Railway Company||Dyersburg||731-285-8321||Line-haul railroad||Canadian National||Quebec|
|Canadian National Railroad Company||Memphis||901-789-6330||Railroad terminal||Canadian National||Quebec|
|Domtar Paper Company LLC||Brownsville||731-779-0200||Paper converting||Domtar Paper Company||Quebec|
|ICE US, Inc.||Bolivar||731-658-7000||Industrial heaters||ICE Manufacturing, Ltd.||Manitoba|
|JMS Russel Metals||Jackson||731-984-8121||Metal service center||Russel Metals||Ontario|
|K I K Custom Products||Memphis||901-947-5400||Personal care products||KIK Custom Products||Ontario|
|KTG USA, Inc.||Memphis||901-260-3900||Manufacturers of facial and bath tissue paper and paper towels||Kruger, Inc.||Quebec|
|Northdown Industries, Inc.||Dyersburg||731-287-3272||Cat litter||Noramerica Inc.||Ontario|
|Pallet Source, Inc.||Brownsville||731-779-9153||Wood pallets||Canada Pallet Corporation||Ontario|
|Royal Guard Vinyl Company||Newbern||731-627-2775||Vinyl siding||Royal Plastics Group||Ontario|
|Shred - It||Memphis||901-365-0080||Pulp from waste or recycled paper||Shred-It International Inc.||Ontario|
|UNI-Select USA Central, Inc.||Memphis||901-774-9762||Wholesale automotive parts||Uni-Select, Inc.||Quebec|
|Company Name||City||Phone||Product||Affiliate||Japan Location|
|Toyota Boshoku Tennessee||Jackson||731-422-4363||Metal stamping parts & small sub-assembly for car seats||Toyota Boshoku Corporation||Kariya|
|Arvin Sango, Inc.||Henderson||731-989-4011||Automotive exhaust systems||Sango Company, Ltd.||Aichi|
|Toyota Bodine Aluminum||Jackson||731-265-5600||Automobile engine blocks||Toyota Motor Corporation||Toyota City|
|Brother Industries USA||Bartlett||901-379-1000||Labels for label making machines||Brother Industries Ltd.||Nagoya|
|Brother International Corporation||Bartlett||901-377-7777||Distributor of office equipment and parts||Brother Industries Ltd.||Nagoya|
|Firestone Industrial Products||Dyersburg||731-286-5054||Metal stampings||Bridgestone Corporation||Tokyo|
|Fujitsu PC Corporation||Memphis||800-838-5487||Customer service center||Fujitsu, Ltd||Tokyo|
|Green Metals, Inc.||Jackson||731-427-7630||Recycling scrap metals||Toyota Tsusho||Nagoya|
|Helena Chemical Company||Collierville||901-761-0050||Pesticides & agricultural chemicals||Marubeni Corporation||Tokyo|
|IBC Manufacturing Company||Memphis||901-344-5300||Wood preservatives||Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Limited||Osaka|
|IDI, Inc.||Memphis||901-680-7100||General warehouse & storage||Kajima Corporation||Tokyo|
|KMA Manufacturing||Memphis||901-746-3397||Maintenance and repair to steel mills||Marubeni Corporation||Tokyo|
|Komatsu American Corporation||Ripley||731-635-6100||Heavy construction machinery part distribution||Komatsu, Ltd.||Tokyo|
|Kyocera Mita America||Memphis||901-215-2665||Office copier distribution||Kyocera Corp.||Kyocera|
|Lucite International||Cordova||901-381-2000||Acrylic specialties||Mitsubishi Rayon||Tokyo|
|Lucite International||Memphis||901-354-1056||Acrylic monomers and sheets||Mitsubishi Rayon||Tokyo|
|Lucite International||Memphis||901-942-0787||Acrylic plastic pellets||Mitsubishi Rayon||Tokyo|
|MC Ionic Solutions||Memphis||901-354-1000||Electrolytes for lithium ion batteries||Mitsubishi Chemical Company||Tokyo|
|Missouri Smelting Technologies (MOST)||Jackson||731-423-1041||Molten aluminum||Toyota Tsusho||Nagoya|
|Mitsubishi Electric Power Products||Memphis||901-365-1749||Electric transformers||Mitsubishi Electric||Tokyo|
|NKC of America, Inc.||Memphis||901-396-5353||Conveyors & equipment||Nakanishi Metal Works Company||Osaka|
|NSK Steering Systems||Dyersburg||731-288-3000||Automotive steering columns||NSK Ltd.||Tokyo|
|Nidec Corporation||Lexington||731-967-3114||Electric motors and generators||Nidec Corporation||Kyoto|
|Pacific Manufacturing Tennessee||Jackson||731-300-7550||Metal stamping for the automotive industry||Pacific Industries||Ogaki|
|PML, Inc.||Paris||731-642-7398||Molded, extruded & lathe-cut rubber||Marugo Rubber Industries||Kurashiki|
|Ricoh Business Solutions||Cordova||901-737-8499||Distributor of office equipment||Richo Co. LTD||Tokyo|
|Sharp Electronics Corporation||Memphis||901-795-6510||Copier machines, microwave ovens, toner cartridges, solar panels||Sharp Corporation||Osaka|
|TBDN Tennessee Company||Jackson||731-427-4774||Automotive oil and air filters||Toyoda Boshoku and Denso||Kariya|
|Toyota Tsusho American||Memphis||901-365-0090||Automtoive parts distribution center||Toyota Motor Corporation||Toyota City|
|UGN, Inc.||Jackson||731-927-8800||Sound deadening components for automobiles||Nittoku||Tokyo|
|Job||2016 West TN
|2016 West TN
|File Clerk||$14.58||$ 9.90||$13.03|
|First Line Supervisor: Clerical||$27.18||$14.22||$22.87|
|First Line Supervisor: Construction||$30.77||$17.58||$26.37|
|First Line Supervisor: Mechanical||$33.43||$19.08||$28.63|
|First Line Supervisor: Production||$28.98||$14.78||$24.25|
|Hand Packer & Packager||$11.67||$ 8.25||$10.53|
|Human Resources Assistant||$20.33||$13.02||$17.92|
|Industrial Production Manager||$47.50||$22.65||$39.23|
|Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator||$15.52||$10.70||$13.90|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||$19.12||$14.28||$17.50|
|Machinery Maintenance Worker||$19.13||$11.78||$16.68|
|Packaging/Filling Machine Operator||$16.25||$10.72||$14.42|
|Receptionist/Information Clerk||$12.92||$ 9.03||$11.62|
|Sheet Metal Workers||$20.08||$12.75||$17.63|
|Switchboard Operator||$13.63||$ 9.23||$12.17|
|Tool & Die Maker||$24.15||$16.45||$21.58|
|Truck Driver, Light||$17.03||$ 9.50||$14.52|
Cost of Living
Third Quarter 2017
|Component Weight Index||100%||14%||28%||10%||10%||4%||35%|
|City & State||Composite||Grocery||Housing||Utilities||Transportation||Health||Misc. Services|
|St. Louis, MO||90.5||106.9||71.2||115.1||95.5||97.3||90.2|
|Sales and Use||
7%; 5% on food
1.50% - 2.75%
|General Business Tax||
$1.4975 - $7.78 for each $100 of assessed value
|Local Business Tax||
up to 1/8 of 1% gross sales
6.5% on net earnings
0.25% of the greater of net worth or real/tangible property
6% of interest, dividends
|Initial Corporate Organization Fee||
$100 - $600
2.7% first $9,000 per employee for manufacturing sector