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Obion County is home to a strong industrial base built on rich agriculture and a strategic location. International companies in the food and advanced manufacturing industries have chosen Obion County as their home base. Other industry sectors include agribusiness, automotive, tourism, transportation and chemical, plastics and rubber.
The world's second largest producer of chicken, beef and pork products, Tyson Foods chose Obion County because it is one of the largest agriculture counties in Tennessee. From its Obion County location, it typically processes 120,000 products per day and will eventually double that capacity. Already employing over 1,000 workers and having invested nearly $100 million, Tyson is planning to add at least 200 jobs in the near future.
As the oldest and largest steamer manufacturer in the world, Jiffy Steamer is a family-owned business that has been handcrafting steamers in Obion County since 1940. Their clothing steamers, steamer products and accessories are shipped all over the world from its Obion County headquarters. Jiffy Steamer is also known for its excellent customer service, due in part to Obion County's educated and well-trained workforce.
Family-owned and operated in Obion County since 1958, Williams Sausage has been a recognizable name in the community since its inception. Harold Williams started the business by perfecting his sausage recipe and then traveling around the community, selling and giving away samples of his goods. People fell in love with the flavor, and Williams Sausage has been growing ever since. On average, the Obion County location expands every year. Williams' products can be found in grocery stores and restaurants all over the United States.
Institutional Casework Inc.
From design to development, Institutional Casework creates laboratories and learning environments across the United States. They produce high quality products, solely manufactured in the United States while striving to uphold sustainable practices. Their Union City campus gives them access to major markets through Obion County's excellent transportation options.
A vertically integrated ethanol producer, Green Plains can produce approximately 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol per year through its 17 strategic locations. The Green Plains Obion location is one of the largest grain storage spaces in the world, with the capacity to hold 5.5 million bushels of grain. Their Obion County location not only affords them with excellent transportation options, but it also connects them with other related industries.