Sector:  Chemicals/Plastics

 

Eastman Chemical Company - Global Headquarters, Kingsport, TN

 

Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Chemical, a Fortune 500 company that manufactures chemicals, fibers, and plastics materials, is headquartered in Kingsport, TN.  Founded in 1920, Eastman Chemical's Tennessee Operations employs approximately 6,800 of the company's 10,000 employees and is one of the largest chemical manufacturing sites in North America. Serving as worldwide headquarters, the Kingsport site attracts top engineering and scientific talent to the region. 

In addition to the companies listed below, a wide range of smaller firms have manufacturing space, equipment and capacity to partner on joint ventures for businesses seeking to expand production. 

 

Major Chemical Companies - NETVRIDA Region

Company

Product

City

Employees

Eastman Chemical Company

Chemicals, plastics, fibers

Kingsport, TN

6,800

BAE Systems

Explosives and ammunition

Kingsport, TN

465

Domtar

Paper

Kingsport, TN

330

Strongwell Polymers Bristol, VA 200

Excel Polymers

Rubber compounds

Jonesborough, TN

150

LMR Plastics

Injection molding

Greeneville, TN 117

Morrill Plastics

Injection molding

Erwin, TN

100