Existing Industry Base

From WACKER POLYSILICON, the world’s second largest producer of polysilicon; to Duracell, sole producer of C- and D-cell batteries for the Duracell brand, Cleveland, Tenn., is wide-ranging with industries that have not just existed but have thrived in our community for decades. Others widely recognized include Mars Chocolate North America, a confectioner producing M&M’s and Twix; Whirlpool Corporation, a manufacturer of premier cooking appliances; Sigura Water (formerly Lonza), the major North American manufacturing site for calcium hypochlorite (HTH™) and related pool and spa products; Olin Corporation, a leading producer of chlorine, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and related products; and Beiersdorf (formerly Bayer), producer of pharmaceutical products. 

Employees for these and many other industries are from a labor force that numbers over 320,000 within 25 miles.

Included in this section of our website are lists of our Fortune 500 companies, largest employerstop 20 manufacturers and information about Cleveland Associated Industries (CAI), a manufacturing organization.

Please direct any questions or comments or if in need of additional information, contact Doug Berry, vice president for Economic Development, at dberry@clevelandchamber.com, or Lisa Pickel, executive director for CAI, at lpickel@clevelandchamber.com.