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Targeted Sectors/Labor Data

Lawrence County offers prime opportunities for business and industrial growth. Located in the heart of the southeastern US automotive manufacturing circle, Lawrence County, TN is strong in five major sectors – Metalworking, Woodworking, Distribution and Logistics, Chemical, and Transportation Equipment. With major US highways both north/south and east/west, Interstate 65 only 13 miles east, rail, air, and maritime port access, our location is within one day transport to more than 50% of the US population.

The Lawrence County TN labor shed is comprised a six county area, with a total population of 283,305 (2016) with a 3.2% population growth between 2010 and 2016. Included in this population is a skilled labor pool with many growth areas and concentrations compared to the US average.

Metalworking Sector

Number of Metalworking Sector Companies in Our Labor Shed

  • 19 Machine Shops
  • 5 Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing
  • 3 Metal Crown, Closure, and Other Metal Stamping (except Automotive)
  • 2 Other Aluminum Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding
  • 2 Iron Foundries
  • 2 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
  • 1 Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying
  • 1 Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers
  • 1 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring
  • 1 Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing
  • 7 Plate Work Manufacturing
  • 4 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing
  • 3 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • 3 Burial Casket Manufacturing
  • 2 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum
  • 2 Metal Window and Door Manufacturing
  • 1 Iron and Steel Forging
  • 1 Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing
  • 1 Other Metal Container Manufacturing
  • 1 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
  • 1 Other Metal Valve and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
  • 1 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing

Growth Occupations

  • 173% Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 96% Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 89% Tool and Die Makers
  • 75% Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 64% Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 49% Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
  • 45% Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 38% Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
  • 33% Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
  • 25% Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 127% Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 94% Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 77% Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • 67% Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 56% Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 49% Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 38% Machinists
  • 26% Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 25% Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Labor Shed vs. US

  • 1000% more Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 334% more Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic higher than the national average.
  • 292% more Foundry Mold and Coremakers than the national average.
  • 285% more Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 229% more Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 218% more Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 61% more Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other than the national average.
  • 58% more Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers than the national average.
  • 39% higher Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 37% more Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 8% higher Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 587% more Model Makers, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 416% more Tool and Die Makers than the national average.
  • 300% more Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders than the national average.
  • 288% higher Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 242% more Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 84% more Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 71% more Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 58% more Pourers and Casters, Metal than the national average.
  • 50% more Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners than the national average.
  • 39% more Machinists than the national average.
  • 33% more Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.
  • 29% more Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic than the national average.

Skilled Labor

  • 410 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • 215 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 193 Tool and Die Makers
  • 30 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 25 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
  • 24 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
  • 20 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
  • 381 Machinists
  • 213 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 92 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 28 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 23 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • 10 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
 

Distribution/Logistics Sector

Number of Distribution/Logistics Sector Companies in Our Labor Shed

  • 48 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
  • 12 General Freight Trucking, Local
  • 6 Freight Transportation Arrangement
  • 5 Used Household and Office Goods Moving
  • 2 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
  • 1 All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
  • 1 Navigational Services to Shipping
  • 1 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
  • 1 Rail transportation
  • 17 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
  • 7 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload
  • 5 General Warehousing and Storage
  • 5 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
  • 2 Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems
  • 1 Marine Cargo Handling
  • 1 Packing and Crating
  • 1 Other Warehousing and Storage
  • 1 Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation

Growth Occupations

  • 29% Production Workers, All Other
  • 25% Locomotive Engineers 18% increase in First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 23% Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 27% Logisticians
  • 17% Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 12% increase in First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Labor Shed vs. US

  • 88% more Locomotive Engineers than the national average.
  • 29% more Helpers--Production Workers than the national average.
  • 24% more Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators than the national average.
  • 22% more Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers than the national average.
  • 8% more First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators than the national average.
  • 58% more Production Workers, All Other than the national average.
  • 27% more First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand than the national average.
  • 11% more Packers and Packagers, Hand than the national average.

Skilled Labor

  • 1,670 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 569 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  • 437 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 154 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 56 Logisticians
  • 1,507 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • 514 Packers and Packagers, Hand
  • 353 Helpers--Production Workers
  • 145 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  • 55 Locomotive Engineers
 

Woodworking Sector

Number of Woodworking Sector Companies in Our Labor Shed

  • 42 New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)
  • 28 Residential Remodelers
  • 15 Finish Carpentry Contractors
  • 10 Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
  • 8 All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing
  • 4 Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
  • 1 Engineered Wood Member (except Truss) Manufacturing
  • 1 Wood Window and Door Manufacturing
  • 1 Sawmill, Woodworking, and Paper Machinery Manufacturing
  • 1 Custom Architectural Woodwork and Millwork Manufacturing
  • 38 Logging
  • 20 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 15 Sawmills
  • 8 Industrial Building Construction
  • 4 Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1 Wood Preservation
  • 3 Other Millwork (including Flooring)
  • 1 Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing
  • 1 Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing
  • 1 Non-upholstered Wood Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • 1 Office Furniture (except Wood) Manufacturing

Growth Occupations in Our Labor Shed

  • 17% Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Labor Shed vs. US

  • 473% more Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood than the national average.
  • 236% more Model Makers, Wood than the national average.
  • 195% more Patternmakers, Wood than the national average.
  • 32% more Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other than the national average.
  • 266% more Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing than the national average.
  • 214% more Woodworkers, All Other than the national average.
  • 41% more Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters than the national average.
  • 29% more Helpers--Production Workers than the national average.

Skilled Labor

  • 161 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • 2 Woodworkers, All Other
  • 129 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
 

Chemical Sector

Number of Chemical Sector Companies in Our Labor Shed

  • 3 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
  • 2 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • 2 Adhesive Manufacturing
  • 2 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins
  • 1 Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing
  • 1 In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing
  • 1 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing
  • 1 Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing
  • 2 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
  • 2 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing
  • 2 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • 1 Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
  • 1 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
  • 1 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing

Growth Occupations

  • 36% Chemists
  • 21% Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 18% Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
  • 31% Chemical Technicians
  • 21% Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • 15% Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Labor Shed vs. US

  • 108% more Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders than the national average.
  • 10% more Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders than the national average.
  • 18% more Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand than the national average.

Skilled Labor

  • 79 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 40 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 20 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
  • 52 Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • 21 Chemical Technicians
  • 19 Chemists
 

Transportation Equipment Sector

Number of Transportation Equipment Sector Companies in Our Labor Shed

  • 48 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
  • 12 General Freight Trucking, Local
  • 6 Freight Transportation Arrangement
  • 3 Motor Vehicle Seating and Interior Trim Manufacturing
  • 2 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing
  • 2 Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components (except Spring) Manufacturing
  • 1 Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation
  • 1 All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • 1 Motor Vehicle Gasoline Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing
  • 1 Support Activities for Rail Transportation
  • 1 Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
  • 17 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
  • 7 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload
  • 5 Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
  • 2 Automobile Manufacturing
  • 2 Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • 2 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
  • 2 Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems
  • 1 Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
  • 1 Rail transportation
  • 1 All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation

Growth Occupations

  • 69% Engineers
  • 25% Locomotive Engineers
  • 17% Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
  • 25% Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 21% Automotive Body and Related Repairers
  • 11% Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Labor Shed vs. US

  • 88% more Locomotive Engineers than the national average.
  • 57% more Industrial Engineers than the national average.
  • 35% more Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators than the national average.
  • 59% Automotive Body and Related Repairers than the national average.
  • 49% more Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers than the national average.

Skilled Labor

  • 259 Industrial Engineers
  • 55 Locomotive Engineers
  • 169 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
  • 20 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 

 

 

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