Partner Recognition

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) at TDEC recognizes and supports manufacturers that go above and beyond to reduce their impact on the environment. TGSP members strive to go beyond the minimum requirements and are committed to setting and achieving sustainability goals and conservation targets. To support and encourage superior environmental performance, TDEC provides no-cost technical assistance, including strategies to reduce water and energy usage, for all TGSP members. This voluntary program also provides members with networking and outreach opportunities to learn about innovative solutions and share successes as they achieve their goals.

Partners/Company Description Location (City) Partners Since Partners Highlight
ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. Markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electric motors and mechanical power transmission products. Rogersville 2008 April 2020

ABC INOAC Exterior Systems, LLC

Plastics product manufacturing and coating operation that manufactures automotive exterior products such as spoilers and BSM.



February 2019

American Snuff Company

American Snuff Company is an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI). Its leading brands are Grizzly and Kodiak. The Clarksville facility receives all the tobacco and processes it to get it ready for packaging. 



June 2022

Archem America, Inc. Manufactures two products for the automotive industry. Molded seat foam for all seats within a vehicle and energy absorption foam pieces that absorb impacts within the doors of vehicles. Dickson 2018 May 2019

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Manufactures heavy duty radial tires for truck, bus, trailer, and agricultural applications.  They are also a distribution center of radial tires for both domestic and foreign markets.



November 2017

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - Warren County       October 2017
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - Warren County Manufactures bus and light truck tires. Morrison 2007 October 2017
Bridgestone Metalpha USA., Inc. Manufactures a steel cord product for use in radial tires.  Raw material is descaled, drawn, plated, and stranded to meet specification for shipment to a customer tire manufacturer. Clarksville 2018  
Ceco Door Products The world's leading manufacturer of steel and hollow metal doors and frames. They supply a full line of quality custom and standard hollow metal doors and frames for new and retrofit construction projects in the commercial, educational and healthcare markets. Milan 2018 June 2018

Ceradyne Inc., A 3M Company

This facility manufactures and produces fused silica. The site electrically fuses sand into glass and packages material of various particle size for customers.



May 2018

Clayton-Bean Station This home building facility builds manufactured and modular homes. They offer a variety different floor-plan options, and interior design options. They customize every floor plan to meet the needs of their customers. Bean Station 2020 January 2021
Clayton-Giles Producer of single and multi-section manufactured homes. New Tazewell 2023 September 2023
Clayton-Rutledge Producer of manufactured and modular homes ranging in sizes and interior options. Clayton Rutledge is one of 40 Clayton home building facilities.  Rutledge 2020 July 2020
Clayton-Savannah Producer of manufactured and modular homes ranging from 800 sq ft to 2500 sq ft. Clayton Homes is the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the United States. Savannah 2019 July 2019

Cummins Filtration

A world leader in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions, and industrial applications, including engines ranging from three to above 100 liters in displacement.



June 2019

Delta Faucet

Produces residential and commercial faucets and other products for kitchens and bathrooms.



December 2017

DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee

A leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems, and components for the world’s major automakers. This facility is in charge of the production of exhaust gas sensors, fuel injectors/fuel rail assemblies, spark plugs, ignition coils, monolithic carriers, and fuel pumps.



June 2017

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee

A leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems, and components for major automakers. This facility produces starters, alternators, instrument clusters, various automotive electronic products, and inverters for hybrid vehicles.



May 2017

Eaton Producer of low to medium voltage electrical disconnects for commercial and industrial applications. Cleveland 2021 July 2021

Exedy America Corporation

A manufacturer of drivetrain components and related systems, including torque converters and manual clutches for the automotive industry. They have been producing high quality torque converters and clutch systems since 1996. 



March 2017

Firestone Industrial Products Manufactures stamped metal plates for air suspension systems. Metal stamped bead plates are our primary products. Dyersburg 2018 November 2018


A manufacturer of a number of different chips and other snack brands.



October 2019

General Motors Corporation Consists of a flexible vehicle assembly plant and a Global Propulsion Systems plant; produces the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia, including a stamping plant, body shop, paint shop, and two polymer injection molding operations.

Spring Hill


June 2020

Hitachi Energy Hitachi Energy serves customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. Alamo 2006 August 2022
Ideal Tridon Group The North American leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing engineered clamps.  Their OEM customer base includes automotive, heavy duty truck, construction, agricultural equipment, marine, telecommunications, as well as other industrial OEM’s and a wide variety of Aftermarket customers such as Home Depot, hardware stores, etc. They are considered a Tier I and Tier II supplier for the automotive sector. Smyrna 2017 February 2018
Koppers Performance Chemicals Koppers Produces several family of chemicals used in wood preservation. A few proprietary chemicals are MicroPro, MicroShades, Copper MEA carbonate and Naturewood family of products. Koppers also manufactures Copper Chromated Arsenate which is exclusively used in wood preservation in industrial activities.  Millington 2022 July 2023


The facility manufactures a full line of sofas, chairs, and other accessories by stamping steel and processing raw lumber. The renowned La-Z-Boy recliner is a staple of their product line.  



January 2017

April 2024

Lodge Manufacturing

The facility produces over 130 items of foundry seasoned cast-iron cookware: the most extensive selection on the market.

South Pittsburg


August 2016

MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.

Produces aluminum foundry piston castings, machined aluminum and steel pistons, automotive power cell unit assemblies (piston, rings, pins, and connecting rod), camshaft assemblies, and Motorsports machined pistons.



November 2019

Marathon Petroleum Company - Bordeaux

MPLX LP’s Bordeaux Terminal is a storage facility used by Marathon Petroleum Company LP to receive and distribute gasoline, diesel and ethanol via transport, pipeline and inland-waterway barges.



December 2018

Marelli North America This facility develops and manufactures product groups, such as cockpit modules, interior products, electronic products, heat exchange products, climate control systems, and compressors.  This site has four (4) facilities including a Plastics Plant, Electronics Plant, Distribution Center, and Service and Export Center.  The Plastics Plant focuses on injection molding, instrument panels, and assembling consoles and HVACs.  The Electronics Plant focuses on Inverter assembly, control switches, memory seats, and other electronic systems.  Lewisburg 2006 November 2021
Marelli North America This facility develops and manufactures product groups, such as cockpit modules, interior products, electronic products, heat exchange products, climate control systems, and compressors. This site has four (4) facilities, including the Exhaust Plant, Thermal Plant, Warehouse, and Headquarters. Sales, Purchasing, Accounting, Human Resources, and IT are just a few of the functions that reside at Headquarters.  The Exhaust Plant produces manifolds, flex tubes, mufflers, catalytic converters, resonators, and exhaust tips. The Thermal Plant produces condensers, radiators, front end model, motor fans, and coolers.   Shelbyville 2006  
Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee Manufactures high-end, made-to-order exterior wood doors. Ripley 2004 September 2017
Mastermelt America, LLC The facility is one of the largest precious metal processors in the United States, and is part of the Mastermelt Group of Companies, a global consortium of companies that are all focused on recovery and recycling of precious metals. Sweetwater 2019 September 2019
Milestone Florim, USA One of the largest technologically advanced porcelain facilities in North America. This facility manufactures high quality tile and other porcelain products.  Clarksville 2020 May 2020
Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. - Methacrylates Division A global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of acrylic-based products. The Memphis plant produces both the liquid monomer that becomes solid acrylic and cast acrylic sheets. Memphis 2013 October 2020

Nissan America - Decherd 

Maufacturer of six engine types for the Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, produced at the Smyrna facility.




Nissan America - Smyrna

Automotive manufacturer and distributer of six vehicles (Nissan Altima, Maxima, Leaf, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Infiniti QX60). This facility also manufacturers the Nissan Leaf batteries.




Nokian Tyres, US Operations, LLC The Dayton facility is a manufacturer of all-season and all-weather passenger car and light truck tires. The entire process, from processing of raw materials into rubber through curing the assembled tires takes place under one roof at one of most advanced, eco-friendly tire factories in the world. Dayton 2023 December 2023
Nucor Steel Memphis Nucor Steel Memphis produces Special bar quality steel using an electric arc furnace. Nucor Steel Memphis is committed to be the safest, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and profitable bar mill in the world.  Memphis 2022 April 2023
NWI - Nashville Nwi Nashville, which also operates under the name Tect Aerospace Nashville, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This organization primarily operates in the Aircraft business / industry within the Transportation Equipment sector. This organization has been operating for approximately a year. Nashville 2009 April 2022

Oddello Industries

Premier Manufacturing for the Furniture and Bedding Industry.




Olin Corporation

American manufacturer of chlorine, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, bleach, hydrochloric acid, and hydrogen. 




Owens Corning - Springfield Primarily warehouses and fabricates die cut parts used in the appliance business for temperature buffer. The facility provides NASCAR – safe barrier, Home Depot/Lowes, and Electrolux.  Springfield 2017 March 2018

SE International, Inc.

Manufacturer of radiation alert instruments with a wide range of applications.



October 2018

Smith & Nephew, Inc. A global medical technology company whose activities include the manufacture of orthopedic implants and trauma instruments utilized in orthopedic surgery by healthcare providers across the world. Memphis 2021 September 2021

Standard Aero Alliance, Inc.

A FAA approved repair station. This facility provides disassembly, inspection, component repair, assembly, test, field support, and spare engine services for aerospace engines.



April 2019

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Manufacture precision components for power tools and hand held carried compressors.  The site also features the Warranty Exchange Center and Administrative Returns which receives, stocks, evaluates, and reconditions professional power tools. Jackson 2018 January 2019
SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc. - Midway Manufactures anti-vibration, high-pressure hoses, and sound-proofing products for the automotive industry. Midway 2007 April 2017
SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc. - Tazewell Manufactures anti-vibration parts for the automotive industry. Tazewell 2007 April 2017

TPI Corporation

Manufacturer for electric heating, fan and ventilation, industrial lighting, commercial controls, and industrial oven products.



March 2020

Trane Manufactures commercial HVAC units. These units are typically found on a roof and range from 12.5 ton to over 100 ton. Clarksville 2018 March 2019
TRU White Pine This facility produces manufactured and modular homes ranging from 765 sq. ft. to 2001 sq. ft. TRU is a brand of Clayton Homes, producing housing options that are marketed to first time home-buyers. White Pine 2020 February 2020

Tuff Torq Corporation

Founded in 1989 by Kanzaki Kokyukoki Limited (Amagasaki, Japan) to support and advance hydrostatic drive system products to the U.S. market. They manufacture premium hydraulic and hydrostatic drive systems for the turf care, agriculture, construction, off-highway, and marine industries.



October 2016


A transnational consumer goods company. This facility manufactures 26 different food products, including several lines of ice cream, some of which are Breyer's, Ben and Jerry's, Fruitare, Klondike, etc. The facility is the largest ice cream manufacturer site in North America.



December 2016

United States Department of Energy - Y-12 National Security

A manufacturing facility that plays a role in the Department of Energy's Nuclear Security Enterprise. The facility retrieves and stores nuclear materials, fuels the nation's naval reactors, and performs complementary work for other government and private-sector entities.

Oak Ridge


July 2018

Valmont Newmark

The facility specializes in galvanized steel transmission and distribution poles that tower up to 140 feet tall and hold over 20,000 pounds. Also supports much of the nation’s power and communications infrastructure. 



September 2016 

Volkswagen Chattanooga An automobile assembly plant and distributer. Chattanooga 2020 March 2021

Volvo Penta Marine Products, LLC

Leading supplier of engines and complete power solutions for marine and industrial applications.



October 2022

Whirlpool Corporation - Cleveland Division

Leading global manufacturer of home appliances. This facility produces select built-in cooking products and double-oven free standing. They manufacture brands such as: Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, JennAir, and KitchenAid. 



November 2020


The facility manufactures assembled, finished, commercial steering gears for original equipment and remanufactured and manufactured components to include gear housings, valve housings, worm screws, input shafts, sector shafts, and rack pistons.



July 2017

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