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Metalworking Companies

Metalworking Cluster

Lewisburg is home to a multitude of metalworking companies including the following:

  • Walker Die Casting (Die Castings, 550 employees in Lewisburg)
  • Dole Refrigeration (Metal Plate for Refrigeration for Manufacturing, 40 employees in Lewisburg)
  • Abeco Die Casting (Aluminum and Metal Die Casting, 25 employees in Lewisburg)
  • BDS Machine (Machine Shop, 12 employees in Lewisburg)
  • A-Team Machine (Precision Grinding/Machining, CNC Machining/Turning, Wiring)
  • B&R Tool Company (Precision Grinding/Machining, CNC Machining/Turning, Wiring)
  • Inland Stamping (CNC Machining, Drilling, Milling, Honing, Grinding, Shearing)
  • J&D Machine (Machine Shop)

Over the past 8 years employees in the following metalworking sectors have grown in our 10-county labor shed:

  • 129% growth in Riggers
  • 96% growth in Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
  • 91% growth in Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • 79% growth in Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 71% growth in Assemblers and Fabricators (Other, Including Team Assemblers)
  • 64% growth in Industrial Engineers
  • 61% growth in Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers (Metal/Plastic)
  • 59% growth in Extruding, Forming, Pressing, Compacting Machine Operators
  • 57% growth in Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 52% growth in Crane and Tower Operators
  • 51% growth in Materials Engineers
  • 50% growth in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (Other)
  • 45% growth in Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 43% growth in Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 43% growth in Maintenance Workers (Machinery)

Our 10-county labor shed features more workers in the following metalworking sectors than the average US labor shed:

  • 517% more Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (Metal/Plastic) than the US Average
  • 229% more Metal Workers and Plastic Workers (Other) than the US Average
  • 87% more Maintenance Workers (Machinery) than the US Average
  • 66% more Pipelayers than the US Average
  • 65% more Assemblers and Fabricators (Other, Including Team Assemblers) than the US Average
  • 56% more Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders than the US Average
  • 46% more Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (Metal/Plastic) than the US Average
  • 43% more Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (Other) than the US Average
  • 37% more Material Moving Workers (Other) than the US Average
  • 37% more Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers than the US Average
  • 36% more Tool and Die Makers than the US Average
  • 35% more Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders (Metal/Plastic) than the US Average
  • 26% more Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks than the US Average
  • 25% more Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping than the US Average
  • 24% more Engineers (Other) than the US Average

Proximity to OEMs

15 automotive plants are located within 300 miles of Lewisburg

  • Within 50 miles:
    • 22 miles General Motors - Spring Hill, Tennessee
    • 40 miles Nissan - Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Within 100 miles:
    • 88 miles Volkswagen- Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Within 200 miles:
    • 106 miles General Motors - Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • 139 miles Toyota - Blue Springs, Mississippi
    • 133 miles Honda - Lincoln, Alabama
    • 159 miles Mercedes Benz - Vance, Alabama
    • 200 miles: Kia - West Point, Georgia
  • Within 300 miles:
    • 202 miles Ford - Louisville, Kentucky
    • 206 miles: Toyota - Princeton, Indiana
    • 215 miles Hyundai - Montgomery, Alabama
    • 227 miles Toyota - Georgetown, Kentucky
    • 270 miles Nissan - Canton, Mississippi
    • 277 miles: BMW - Spartanburg, South Carolina
    • 278 miles: Honda - Greensburg, Indiana

Interstate Access

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

Education

Training

Free 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:

Universities

Universities

Lewisburg is positioned in close proximity to several world renowned universities which offer programs relevant to the automotive supplier sector:

  • Vanderbilt University (located 49 miles from Lewisburg) is one of the nation’s most respected private research universities.
    • The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 49th best university in the entire world.
    • Vanderbilt features Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, and Materials Science all of which support the automotive suppliers sector.
  • Middle Tennessee State University (located 35 miles from Lewisburg) with over 22,000 students features Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Technology programs.
  • The University of Tennessee is part of the Automotive Research Alliance between these 7 universities: Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi State, Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama at Birmingham, Kentucky, and Tennessee

K-12 Public Schools

Air Access

The Nashville International Airport (BNA), located 49 miles from Lewisburg, is one of the top 50 airports in North America. Served by 13 carriers with more than 460 average daily arriving and departing flights with non-stop service to 65 airports it is the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. The following carriers serve the airport:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vacation Express
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Boutique Air
  • Contour Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • WestJet
  • British Airways
  • Allegiant
  • Sun Country Airlines
Air Canada
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
Vacation Express
Alaska Airlines
Boutique Air
Contour Airlines
JetBlue
WestJet
British Airways
Allegiant
Sun Country Airlines

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:
  • Click here to view incentives from TVA:

Metalworking Companies in our Laborshed

Metalworking Companies vs US Average

Skilled Labor in our Laborshed

Skilled Labor Vs US Average

Growth Occupations

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.

Contact Information

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  131 East Church Street
Lewisburg, TN 37091

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