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Plastics & Chemicals


Our Plastics and Chemicals Cluster

Plastics & Chemicals Cluster

  • Lewisburg is home to a number of Plastics and Chemicals companies including the following:
    • Berry Plastics makes Pallet Stretch Wrap in Lewisburg employing 91 people
    • Trison Coatings makes Powder Coatings and Adhesives employing 42 people in Lewisburg
    • ALX Enterprises makes Dry Resin Pellets in Lewisburg
    • Kyzer Plastics does Plastics/Injection Molding for Inkjet Cartridges and Small Molding Projects in Lewisburg
    • Owen Plastics does Plastics/Injection Molding and Small Molding Projects in Lewisburg
    • Will & Baumer Candle manufactures Candles in Lewisburg
  • Since 2011 employees in the following Plastics/Chemical sectors have grown in our 9-county labor shed:
    • 264% growth since 2011 in Asphalt Single and Coating Materials Manufacturing
    • 252% growth since 2011 in Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing
    • 65% growth since 2011 in Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing
    • 62% growth since 2011 in Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins
    • 31% growth since 2011 in Unlaminated Packaging Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
    • 29% growth since 2011 in Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing
    • 21% growth since 2011 in Explosives Manufacturing
    • 19% growth since 2011 in Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing
    • 8% growth since 2011 in Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
    • 6% growth since 2011 in Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
  • Our 9-county labor shed features more workers in the following Plastics/Chemical sectors than the average US labor shed:
    • 3 times more in Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing than the US average
    • 3 times more in Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
    • 3 times more in Explosives Manufacturing than the US average
    • 2 times more in Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins than the US average
    • 2 times more in Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
    • 2 times more in Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing


Electric PowerElectric Power

  • We are served by the Lewisburg Electric System which is a distributor for TVA. TVA has been ranked a Top 10 North American utility for leadership in economic development by Site Selection magazine for nine consecutive years.
  • TVA has a diverse power mix with 11 coal-powered plants, 29 hydroelectric dams, three nuclear power plants (with six operating reactors), nine simple cycle natural gas plants, and five combined cycle gas plants.


Natural Gas

Lewisburg Gas Department

  • Natural gas service is provided by Lewisburg Gas Department serving homeowners (residential), business ( commercial) and factory (industrial) customers with 3743 service lines and 97 miles of main.
  • Lewisburg Gas Department provides service to both the I-65 Business Park, off I-65 Exit 32 and Industrial Park in the city limits.
  • LGD is served by Spectra Energy (East Tennessee Pipeline) transmission mains.


Water and Wastewater

Lewisburg Water & Wastewater

  • Lewisburg is served by the Lewisburg Water & Wastewater Department that draws its water from the Duck River.
  • Water
    • Source: Duck River
    • Local Distributor - City: Lewisburg Water & Wastewater
    • Capacity: 4.0M Gallons Per Day
    • Current Consumption: 2.5M Gallons Per Day
    • Storage Capacity: 6.1M Gallons Per Day
    • Water: $16.59 1st 2K Gallons, $3.56 Avg. after 2K Gallons
  • Sewer
    • Treatment Type: Full Biological
    • Local Distributor - City: Lewisburg Water & Wastewater
    • Capacity: 6.0M Gallons Per Day
    • Current Usage: 2.0M Gallons Per Day
    • City Sewer Coverage: 90%
    • Storm Sewer Coverage: 15%
    • Solid Waste Disposal Type: Landfill
    • Sewer: $19.47 1st 2K Gallons, $6.49 Avg. after 2K Gallons


Plastics/Chemical Companies in our Labor Shed:

  • The following companies are located in our 9-county labor shed:
    • 9 Paint and Coating Manufacturing
    • 8 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
    • 7 Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing
    • 5 Printing Ink Manufacturing
    • 5 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing
    • 4 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
    • 4 Adhesive Manufacturing
    • 4 Industrial Gas Manufacturing
    • 4 Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing
    • 3 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
    • 3 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resin
    • 3 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing
    • 3 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
    • 3 Asphalt Single and Coating Materials Manufacturing
    • 2 Rubber and Plastics Hoses and Belting Manufacturing
    • 2 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
    • 2 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing
    • 1 Pesticide and Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
    • 1 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing
    • 1 Explosives Manufacturing
    • 1 Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing
    • 1 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing
    • 1 In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing
    • 1 Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing


Interstate Access

  • Lewisburg located on Interstate 65 and have 4 times more General Freight Trucking companies than the US average.

Interstate Access


Skilled Labor

  • Under 100 employees in Lewisburg are a member of a union
  • Tennessee is a Right-To-Work state
  • The following numbers of skilled people work in the Plastics/Chemicals sector in our 9-county labor shed:
    • 3,138 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
    • 564 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
    • 542 Coating, Painting, and Spray Machine Operators
    • 475 Chemical Equipment Operators
    • 467 Molding Machine Operators
    • 447 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
    • 327 Chemical Technicians
    • 313 Extruding Machine Operators
    • 234 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
    • 183 Chemists
    • 124 Separating Machine Operators
    • 113 Materials Engineers
    • 102 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
    • 83 Chemical Plant and Systems Operators
    • 81 Chemical Engineers
    • 11 Materials Scientists

Labor


Unskilled Labor

  • 25,084 people are employed through temporary staffing agencies in our 9-county labor shed


TrainingFree Community or Technical College Training for all Tennesseans - Tennessee Promise

  • The Tennessee Promise provides free tuition through Columbia State Community College for either a degree or certificate program for graduating high schoolers.
  • Columbia State features degree and certificate programs in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology. Click here to view the curriculum for the degree program:


UniversitiesChemical, Materials, Polymer, and Biomolecular University Programs

  • Vanderbilt University (only 49miles from Lewisburg) features a myriad of Research and Development in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Click here to view all the research performed at Vanderbilt in this field:

    • Additionally Vanderbilt features Chemical and Materials Engineering degrees.
    • The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 49th best university in the entire world.
  • Lewisburg is positioned in close proximity to Middle Tennessee State University (located 35 miles from Lewisburg) with over 22,000 students which features a Department of Chemistry Program which has a portion of its program focusing on materials/polymer.
  • The University of Tennessee has 16th best Materials Engineering School in the USA according to www.best-engineering-colleges.com.


K-12 Public Schools

  • The Marshall County School System serves approximately 5,400 enrolled students from K-12 per year.
  • Our system ranks in the top 75% of all school districts in Tennessee by www.schooldigger.com.
  • In 2014, our students performed better than the state average in testing in the following areas:
    • 9% better in English I
    • 8% better in Algebra II
    • 7% better in Algebra I
    • 4% better in Biology I
    • 2% better in US History


Air Access

Carriers That Serve Nashville International Airport

  • The Nashville International Airport, located 49 miles from Lewisburg, is served by 13 carriers with more than 410 average daily arriving and departing flights with non-stop service to 57 airports. The following carriers serve the airport:
    • Air Canada
    • Alaska Airlines
    • American Airlines
    • American Eagle
    • Boutique Air
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Delta Connection
    • Frontier Airlines
    • JetBlue Airways
    • OneJet
    • Southwest Airlines
    • United Airlines
    • United Express
  • Non-stop service is provided to and from the following airports through Nashville:

    Lewisburg Website Non Stop Air Service


Taxes/Business Climate

  • There are no personal income taxes on wages and salaries in Tennessee.
  • The state Corporate Income Tax rate in Tennessee is 6.5%.
  • According to The Tax Foundation, Tennessee has the lowest state debt per capita in the country, meaning we will have sustainable, low taxes for the foreseeable future.
  • In 2015, Tennessee was named the “Fourth Best State in the Country for Business” by Chief Executive magazine.


Available Buildings and Sites


Incentives

  • Click here to view Lewisburg’s incentives programs:
  • Click here to view the State of Tennessee’s incentives programs:

 

 

 

 

City of Lewisburg, TN

Lewisburg is a beautiful small town nestled in the hills of Southern Middle Tennessee providing arts and outdoors, access and affordability. It’s a great place to WORK - job growth rate of 3+%; PLAY - parks and recreation system that meets or exceeds national standards in almost every category; LIVE - cost of living index 20% below the national average; and LEARN - school system ranked "exemplary" by the State of Tennessee.

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  131 East Church Street
Lewisburg, TN 37091

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