Welcome to the Made in Tennessee website, where we celebrate and connect Tennessee manufacturers!

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee’s economy. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state’s total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce.

The UT Center for Industrial Services would like to highlight the importance of manufacturing in the state and is proud to launch the Made in Tennessee program! The goal of the program is to support the Volunteer State’s manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow!

Our Companies

Our Featured Business - Litespeed Bicycles 

 
 
Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Litespeed manufactures state of the art, high performance bicycles. Litespeed’s titanium technology makes it the leading manufacturer of cold-worked, cycling-specific tubesets in the world.
 
Litespeed was a celebrated frame builder within two years of its launch in 1986 receiving Bicycle Guide’s “Best of Cycling Award.” The company’s leadership in the use of titanium in bike design was acknowledged in 2009 when NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory asked Litespeed to collaborate to produce the framework for the Mars rover ‘Curiosity.’

Litespeed bikes have also been acknowledged for their design and performance by many industry publications and most notably, earned the coveted Eurobike design award. In 2010, Litespeed introduced its first carbon aero road bike, one of the first aero bikes on the road bike market, and earned the editor's pick for the aero road category in the 2011 Velo News Buyer's Guide. In 2015, the company introduced its first gravel adventure bike continuing the expansion of the company’s product line categories. Now in 2016, Litespeed’s growth prompts a move to a larger production facility to manage future expansion of its titanium manufacturing and to continue its pursuit of the highest quality craftsmanship.

 
 

Phone number: 800-229-0198

 

Location: P.O.Box 22666 Chattanooga, TN 37422

 

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About Tennessee Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee's economy. According to the National Association of Manufactuers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state's total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce. The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State's manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow. 

 

About the Center for Industrial Services

For 50 years, CIS has assisted manufacturers across the state in the areas of business growth, health and safety and sustainability. CIS also has led economic development efforts by helping existing firms become more competitive, develop new products and markets, and by teaching economic development practitioners new approaches to navigating economic growth. For more on CIS visit www.cis.tennessee.edu