Top 15 Largest Industrial Employers in Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb & Cherokee Counties

Ranked by Number of Employees

1,734—Maples Industries
Family owned and operated, Maples Rugs makes accent, area, bath and kitchen rugs in Scottsboro.

1,548—The Children’s Place
An American children’s apparel and accessory retailer, The Children’s Place has a distribution center in Fort Payne.

1,500—Pilgrim’s Pride
Pilgrim’s Pride is a leading global poultry and prepared foods company, with a poultry processing facility in Guntersville.

950—OK Foods
Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has evolved into one of the world’s largest fully integrated chicken producers. It has a poultry processing facility in Albertville.

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938—Wayne Farms
A poultry producer, Wayne Farms ships poultry across the globe, with a sales volume of approximately 2.6 billion annually. They have a poultry processing facility in Albertville.

927—Tyson Foods Inc.
Started in 1935, Tyson Foods produces chicken in a multiple array of products. In Albertville, it has a poultry processing facility.

853—Heil Environmental
An industry leader in garbage truck body design and refuse body manufacturing, Heil has been manufacturing since 1901. It makes garbage truck bodies in Fort Payne.

850—Koch Foods Inc.
In the last 30 years, Koch Foods has grown from a one-room operation to one of the largest vertically integrated poultry processors in the United States. It has a poultry processing facility in Collinsville.

773—TS Tech Alabama
Located in Boaz, TS Tech Alabama makes seats for automobiles. It is a supplier to Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.

650—Renfro Corp.
A producer of branded and private label legwear products, it has a manufacturing facility in Fort Payne.

600—AlaTrade Foods
With three modern poultry processing facilities in Alabama, AlaTrade processes, co-packs and delivers poultry products. It has plants in both Boaz and Albertville.

560—Progress Rail
Progress Rail provides rolling stock and infrastructure solutions for the rail industry. It makes railcar components in its Albertville plant.

500—Mitchell Grocery
A wholesale grocery distribution company, Mitchell Grocery serves 200 independent supermarkets in the Southeast. It was established in 1945 and is located in Albertville.

Mueller provides a full line of fire protection products. In Albertville, it makes fire hydrants.

464—KTH Leesburg Products
A tier one automotive supplier, KTH makes auto metal framing in Leesburg.

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