Top Manufacturers In Memphis, TN

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Memphis hosts the second busiest cargo airport in the world, making the city a logical place for shipping giant FedEx to call home. Indeed, with major river, highway, and railroad access, Memphis has long viewed itself as an essential transportation hub for the nation’s goods. For example, early exploits in timber and proximity to the Mississippi River account for the location of several major paper producers here. Cotton is still a big industry for the region, as well.

Below, we present information on some of the leading manufacturers in Memphis, TN, and the surrounding areas.

Top Manufacturers in Memphis

Table 1 below ranks the top manufacturers in the Memphis area according to Thomasnet.com user session data from 2020. The companies are listed in descending order by the number of user sessions. Ranges of estimated annual revenues and the number of employees are also shown.

Table 1 - Top Manufacturers in Memphis

Rank

Company Name

City

Revenue $ million

Business Activity

Year founded

No. Employees

1

International Paper

Memphis

250+

Packaging/Paper

200-500

2

AOC

Collierville

250+

Resins

3

Rees-Memphis

Memphis

1-5

Dust Collectors

1970

10-50

4

Magnum Press

Adamsville

1-5

Hydraulic Presses

1996

10-50

5

Mueller Streamline

Collierville

250+

Copper Tubing

1917

50-100

6

Jacob Tubing

Memphis

5-10

Modular Tube Systems

1924

10-50

7

Monogram Foods

Memphis

--

Meat Products

2004

1000+

8

Verso

Memphis

--

Specialty Papers

9

Federal File

Memphis

1

Machinist Files

1976

1-10

10

Memphis Net & Twine

Memphis

5-10

Fishing Nets

1962

10-50

11

The Wise Co.

Memphis

25-50

Seating

1961

200-500

12

Flexispot

Memphis

--

Office Furniture

200-500

13

Grace Medical

Memphis

--

ENT Prosthetics

1995

14

Spirco Mfg

Memphis

10-25

Metal Buildings

1985

200-500

15

ABB—Installation Products

Memphis

250+

Electrical Products

200-500

 

Company Summaries

International Paper manufactures containerboard and corrugated packaging; cellulose fibers in the form of fluff for absorbent hygiene products, paper-grade, and pulp; and uncoated freesheet papers used for printing, copying, etc. Corporate headquarters in Memphis supports over 200 facilities in the US with operations worldwide.

AOC is an international manufacturer of resins with US headquarters in Collierville and manufacturing operations in four US states. The company’s polyester and vinyl resin products are used in the manufacturing of a variety of products ranging from compression-molded auto parts to gel coated boat hulls.

Rees-Memphis is a maker of industrial air systems used for dust collection, pneumatic conveying, etc. in industries such as pulp and paper manufacturers, grain and feed producers, food and drug makers, and so on. The company offers full design, fabrication, and installation services, and began in 1970.

Magnum Press builds small to medium capacity hydraulic presses in the 2-300 ton range. The company’s 2- and 4-post floor and bench mounted presses are used in all manner of metalworking processes from forming to coining. In addition to its line of standard press models, the company builds custom presses to customer specifications.

Mueller Streamline produces copper tubing and fittings for plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, and similar applications. The company’s product line includes standard and high-pressure tubing, high-cleanliness tubing for medical gases, soldered and pressed fittings, and tube sets. The company has been in business since 1917.

Jacob Tubing manufactures a line of quick-connect modular tubing used for dry product handling, dust & fume collection, and for low-pressure pneumatic conveyors. Customers include grain and feed producers, food, coffee and tea manufacturers, metalworking industries, etc. The company started operations in 1924.

Monogram Foods, established in 2004, is a primary producer of jerky and other dried meat products as well as a variety of snack foods such as cheese sticks. Besides its corporate headquarters in Memphis, the company has manufacturing operations in six states.

Verso is a maker of specialty papers used mainly for commercial printing of books, magazines, corporate brochures, etc. The company manufactures release-liner papers and label face stock. It also produces linerboard, kraft paper, paperboard, and pulp.

Federal File is a maker of files, rasps, rifflers, handles, etc. for metal and woodworking operations. The company website offers full descriptions of the uses of all of its files and related products. The company can produce special tools for unusual manufacturing operations.

Memphis Net & Twine produces nets and netting for two primary markets, fishing and sports ball. The company manufactures nets for seine netting, gill netting, etc., and nets for baseball and soccer backstops, batting cages, etc. Operations began in 1962.

The Wise Co. is a manufacturer of specialty seating for boats, golf carts, construction equipment, and similar applications. Headquartered in Memphis, the company maintains manufacturing operations in three states. The business began in 1961.

Flexispot manufactures ergonomic office furnishings including height-adjustable standing desks, standing desk converters, chairs, under-desk bikes, etc. The company also sells a range of fitness and office accessories.

Grace Medical is a medical implant company specializing in the design and manufacture of prosthetics and instruments for treating diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Products include ossicula prostheses, vent tubes, endoscopic instruments, etc.

Spirco Mfg builds components and complete assemblies for the erection of metal buildings common to self-storage facilities, commercial and retail structures, and the like. The company offers a number of framing styles, reinforced rib roofing panels, and a range of components for use in metal frame buildings.

ABB—Installation Products is ABB’s US headquarters for its electrical installation products which it purchased from Thomas & Betts. Their product line includes cable trays, fittings, etc. used in connecting electrification systems installed in homes and businesses.

Top Custom Manufacturers in Memphis

Table 2 below ranks the top custom manufacturers in the Memphis area according to Thomasnet user session data from 2020. Companies are listed in descending order by the number of user sessions. Ranges of estimated revenues and number of employees are given.

Table 2 - Top Custom Manufacturers in Memphis

Rank

Company Name

City

Revenue $ million

Business Activity

Year founded

No. Employees

1

Resolite

Moscow

50-100

FRP Panels

1962

100-200

2

GMW

Memphis

5-10

Machining/Fabricating

50-100

3

Industrial Conveyor

Memphis

10-25

Conveyors

1977

10-50

4

Trumbo

Memphis

1-5

Pressure Vessels

1949

100-200

5

Fabricating Services

Memphis

5-10

Acoustic/Thermal Insulation

1989

10-50

6

Industrial Machine & Fabrication

Memphis

1-5

General Machining

1981

10-50

7

Keeler Iron Works 

Memphis

1-5

Steel Fabrications

1961

10-50

8

Moultrie Tool & Mfg

Memphis

1

Fixtures

1986

10-50

9

Onyx Medical

Memphis

250+

Orthopedic Hardware

 

Company Summaries

Resolite manufactures fiber-reinforced plastic panels for structural applications. The panels are used by builders to create walkable roofs, sidewalls, decks, etc. The panels provide increased corrosion resistance and translucency when required.

GMW offers metal machining and fabrication services to customers in the southern US. The company specializes in pressure vessel fabrication, boiler repair, and custom equipment manufacturing. The company has been in business for over 65 years.

Industrial Conveyor designs and integrates turnkey conveyor systems in a variety of types including overhead trolley, powered roller & belt, synchronous & non-synchronous, etc. The company handles the full range of conveyor implementation from conceptualizing to commissioning.

Trumbo is a custom fabricator of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, sterilizers, and other code equipment. The company has the capacity to manufacture tanks up to 16 ft. in diameter.

Fabricating Services makes custom acoustic and thermal insulation for industrial and OEM customers manufacturing appliances, heaters, air conditioners, etc. Typical products include acoustical blankets for compressors and liners, wraps, boards, and gaskets for ducting, etc. The company also offers a variety of foam structures for impact protection.

Industrial Machine & Fabrication is a general machining job shop offering conventional turning and milling, CNC machining, vertical turning, horizontal milling, grinding, rebuilding, welding, and fabricating services to companies in the mid-South. Operations began in 1981.

Keeler Iron Works is a structural steel fabricator specializing in pedestrian bridges, large commercial stairways, billboards, scoreboards, industrial platforms, etc. Begun as a small ornamental iron fabricator, the company has grown its operations to fabricate scoreboards that are installed all across the country.

Moultrie Tool & Mfg is a builder of assembly and test fixtures, inspection jigs, and special machinery for industries ranging from automotive to medical device manufacturing. The liist of custom builds includes drill/tapping machines, nut assembly heads, water pump inspection gages, etc.

Onyx Medical, now wholly owned by Sweden-based Elos Medtech, produces fixation and locating pins and wires for orthopedic devices. Materials of fabrication include stainless steel and titanium. The product line has been incorporated into the parent company’s line of orthopedic and dental implants and prosthetics.

Summary

This article summarized the top manufacturers in greater Memphis according to Thomasnet.com user session data. For more information on related products, consult our other guides or visit the Thomas Supplier Discovery Platform to locate potential sources of supply or view details on specific products.

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