We build businesses together.
Several national corporations have chosen Wayne County, in the heart of Tennessee's forest country, as the location for their lumber, woodwork and agribusiness operations. A friendly, welcoming employee pool attracted a large customer service center, and a major appliance manufacturer calls Wayne County home. Other major industry sectors include automotive, textiles, manufacturing and distilling-related businesses.
One of the largest American-owned wine and spirits businesses, the Brown-Forman Corporation sells its brands in more than 160 countries. It is the only major distiller that makes its own barrels. Its Waynesboro Cooperage facility affords a strategic location near other Brown-Forman sales and manufacturing facilities. The Cooperage makes white oak barrels (without staves) for maturing some of the company's finest brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Early Times, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve.
4 Mac Machining
4 Mac Machining is a small, family-owned business that services big brands such as Nissan, Goodrich, Kohler and Delta. 4 Mac, which employs recent graduates, is a metalworking and welding specialist, providing metal fabrication, welding, sheet metal construction, structural steel and iron construction, and metal roofing as well as other services.
Hassell & Hughes Lumber
A true local success story, Hassell and Hughes Lumber started in 1929 and produces hardwood flooring, manufactured hardwood lumber, wood pellets and other wood products. It is the largest locally owned and operated industry in Wayne County. The company, a NOFMA certified mill, maintains an inventory of over five million board feet of hardwood, has a dry kiln capacity of one million board feet and a pre-dryer capacity of 1.3 million board feet.