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Plastics & Chemical Companies

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

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

  • 122% growth in Rolling Machine Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 79% growth in Molding/Coremaking/Casting Machine Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 71% growth in Assemblers/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
  • 52% growth in Industrial Production Managers
  • 51% growth in Materials Engineers
  • 45% growth in Welding, Soldering, Brazing Machine Operators
  • 43% growth in Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • 41% growth in Forging Machine Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 38% growth in Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
  • 33% growth in Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Operators (Metal/Plastic)
  • 32% growth in Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • 31% growth in Extruding/Forming Machine Operators (Synthetic/Glass Fibers)
  • 28% growth in Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • 27% growth in Plant and System Operators (Other)
  • 26% growth in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 25% growth in Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • 24% growth in Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • 23% growth in Maintenance and Repair Workers (General)

Our 10-county labor shed features more workers in the following Plastics/Chemical 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
  • 129% more Computer Operators than the US Average
  • 87% more Maintenance Workers (Machinery) than the US Average
  • 74% more Health and Safety Engineers (Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors) than the US Average
  • 65% more Assemblers and Fabricators (All Other, Including Team Assemblers) than the US Average
  • 59% more Biochemists and Biophysicists 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
  • 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
  • 24% more Engineers (Other) than the US Average
  • 19% more Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders than the US Average
  • 17% more Environmental Engineering Technicians than the US Average
  • 16% more Production Workers (Other) than the US Average

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

Interstate Access

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

Electric Power

Electric 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.

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:


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

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:

Plastics & Chemicals Companies in our Laborshed

Plastics & Chemicals 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.

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  131 East Church Street
Lewisburg, TN 37091

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