Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale counties are home to a diverse existing industry base featuring some of the most iconic companies in the world. Some of the industry clusters currently located in the area include Manufacturing, Health Care and Transportation and Warehousing.
The HTL region is attractive because of its central location, large urban workforce, low cost of living and taxes, abundant utilities and sites and our incredibly business-friendly environment.
Beginning production in 1981, Marvin’s Ripley, Tennessee plant offers high quality, made to order wood and metal clad patio doors for both residential and commercial applications. From the original 40 associates, the team has grown to more than 700 today, and still growing! Our Ripley location is proud to not have had an involuntary lay-off of any regular, full-time associate in its history. Watch to learn the fascinating story of how Marvin chose Ripley, TN
|Type of Industry
|Ford & SK Innovation (announced Sept 2021)
|OEM & EV Mfg
|Wood & Other Wood Product Mfg
|Automotive Products Mfg
|Fabricated Metal Products Mfg
|Appliance Repair & Service Mfg.
|Precision Coils, LLC
|Precision-Engineered Replacement & OEM Coils Mfg
The HTL Counties and their possibilities for growth in the automotive industry is one of the primary reasons that Ford and SK Innovations chose to locate Blue Oval City at the Memphis Regional Megasite. With a long history of companies specializing in fabricated metals and machinery manufacturing – Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties are poised for growth in this sector.
The HTL region’s water quality, distribution infrastructure and workforce advantages make it a prime location for food manufacturers. The region has a strong existing base of food manufacturers, including a Unilever facility, soon to be the world’s largest ice cream production operation in the world. Combined with an available and skilled workforce, these factors make Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties a clear choice for food manufacturing.
Manufacturing is a vital component of the industrial base in Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties. For generations, it has been a major part of the local economy and continues in that role to this day. The region’s workforce, transportation advantages, low costs of doing business and numerous incentives create an environment where manufacturers thrive.
Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties offer a skilled and trained workforce, along with an abundance of sites and buildings that offer direct or indirect access to road, rail, riverport and air supply lines. Most sites within the region are within a half hour drive of Memphis, an area known world-wide as “America’s Distribution Center” due to its ideal location and transportation infrastructure.