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Manufacturing Week in Sevier County set for March 11-15

SEVIERVILLE, TN – The hospitality industry is a major part of the successful economy in Sevier County. However, there is another vital contributor to the economy which employs hundreds of their citizens which is manufacturing. Did you know that Toyota parts, arcade games, engine valves, world famous sausage and industrial pipe hangers just are manufactured in Sevier county?

The Sevier County Economic Development Council, along with its industrial partners, will hold Manufacturing Week March 11-15, 2019 in Sevier County. The majority of manufacturers will be showcasing their products with tours to the general public and also accepting applications for employment. “Our goal for the week is to heighten the awareness of this important sector of our economy. Manufacturing offers great jobs to our citizens and the economic development council wants to insure that these opportunities are highlighted to every resident of Sevier County and the surrounding counties” said Allen Newton, Executive Director of the Sevier County Economic Development Council.

Most manufacturers are looking for qualified-skilled employees to fill the benefit-rich positions that are currently available. If you currently don’t have the skills for some of the jobs, most manufacturers will train you or there are some outstanding skills training opportunities that are available to adults and students alike. The Sevier County School System provides outstanding skills training through their CTE Program. Walters State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology has great opportunities to train those that have graduated from high school. There are also scholarships and grants that are available to help pay tuition.

“We invite parents of students currently enrolled in Sevier County’s high school CTE programs to visit a manufacturer with their student. Through these open houses, we want to showcase all of the great jobs that are available for students coming right out of high school. If you are looking for a job or for a career change we also encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to tour some of these facilities,” said Rick Harrell, Chairman, Sevier County Economic Development Council.

The following manufacturers will hold an open house and be accepting applications for employment during the following dates and times:


KaTom Restaurant Supply
305 Katom Drive
Kodak, TN 37764

Lisega, Inc.
370 East Dumplin Valley Road
Kodak, TN 37764

3787 Snyder Road
Kodak, TN 37764


Mannon Specialty Foods – till 5pm
1830 Jack Delozier Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

Quality Solutions Group
1856 Jack Delozier Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

Swaggerty’s Sausage Company/Joseph Construction
2827 Swaggerty Road
Kodak, TN 37764

Cherokee Group/Citadel Construction
1866 Country Meadows Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862

Funderburk Electrical Services
143 Forks of the River Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862

THURSDAY, March 14th, 3-6pm

128 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

Mountain Mold & Die
127 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

Parker Trutec
134 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

For additional information and a detailed schedule of Manufacturing Week to be held March 11-15, 2019 please visit You can also find inks to all of the manufacturer’s websites there.

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Published March 7, 2019

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