Automotive suppliers and component manufacturers have a long history of success in the NETVRIDA region. The region has a heritage of a strong "car culture" with communities such as Elizabethton and Rogersville hosting regular car shows on the weekends and annual events sponsored by Borla Performance Racing which unite area car clubs and hobbyists.
The presence of Bristol Motor Speedway, one of NASCAR's most storied venues, has brought national and worldwide attention to the region while attracting racing related businesses to the area.
Located in proximity to Volkswagen's North American headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the BMW headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, a number of international automotive suppliers are thriving. For example, the MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Mahle has its largest engine component plant in North America in Morristown, Tennessee.
The link below is a complete regional automotive directory that is updated annually.
|Eastman Chemical Company||Chemicals, fibers, plastics||Kingsport, TN||6,800|
|Mahle||Engine Components||Morristown, TN||1,000|
|JTEKT Automotive||Power steering pumps||Morristown, TN||715|
|DTR Tennessee||Antivibration rubber products, fuel line hoses||Greeneville, TN||630|
|Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company||Dry freight vans||Glade Springs, VA||500|
|Parker Hannifin Corporation||Hydraulic motors and pumps||Greeneville, TN||450|
|John Deere Power Products||Walk-behind mower and lawn tractor assembly||Greeneville, TN||431|
|DTR Tennessee||Antivibration rubber products, fuel line hoses||Tazewell, TN||402|
|TRW Automotive||Steering systems||Rogersville, TN||380|
|Angus-Palm||Rollover Protective Systems and Cabs||Greeneville, TN||350|
|Cooper Standard Automotive||Fluid systems||Surgoinsville, TN||325|
|Hutchinson Sealing Systems||Automotive weather stripping||Church Hill, TN||305|
|Morrill Motors||Electric motors, fans, pumps||Erwin, TN||254|
|TI Automotive||Fuel systems||Greeneville, TN||250|
|PMT||Forgings for diesel engines and chassis components||Surgoinsville, TN||230|
|Meritor, Inc.||Drivetrain and Braking Systems||Morristown, TN||229|
|Huf North America||Automotive locks||Greeneville, TN||200|
|NN Inc.||Rollers and bearings||Erwin, TN||195|
|Otics USA, Inc.||Engine parts||Morristown, TN||190|
|Paramont Manufacturing||Molded truck components||Abingdon, VA||175|
|Exide Technologies||Lead acid batteries||Bristol, TN||120|
|Jost International||Wheels||Greeneville, TN||115|
|Excel Polymers||Rubber compounds||Jonesborough, TN||106|
|Borla Performance Industries||Automotive exhaust systems||Johnson City, TN||100|
|Numark||Wiring harnesses, cable assemblies, electro-mechanical sub-assemblies||Greeneville, TN||100|