Manufacturing News Magazine

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s manufacturing plants continue to be a bright spot in the state’s economic recovery.

The trade magazine Manufacturing News reports that Tennessee plants that make transportation related products experienced dramatic employment growth last year, expanding by nearly 11 percent. Companies that build machinery and plants that do metal fabrication also saw significant gains.

Memphis is Tennessee’s top city for manufacturing employment, followed by Nashville and Chattanooga.