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The South's Top 100 Auto Suppliers by Employment

Company Location  Employment
1. Kelly-Springfield Tires Cleveland/Gastonia, NC  4,000
2. Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. Fayetteville, NC 2,900
3. Collins & Aikman Products Roxboro, Farmville, Old Fort, NC  2,583
4. Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems Athens, AL 2,500
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Lawton, OK  2,500
Cooper Standard Automotive/Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. El Dorado, AR 2,500
5. DaimlerChrysler Corporation Huntsville Electronics Division  Huntsville, AL  2,400
6. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Danville, VA  2,300
7. Robert Bosch Auto Group Charleston, SC 2,100
8. Bridgestone/Firestone Wilson, NC 2,000
Superior Industries International Fayetteville, AR 2,000
9.  Continental Teves Asheville/Fletcher/Morgantown, NC  1,950
10.  Briggs & Stratton Poplar Bluff/Rolla, MO 1,930
11.  Michelin Greenville, SC 1,900
12.  Goodyear Rubber & Tire Decatur/Gadsden, AL  1,875
13.  Michelin Ardmore, OK 1,825
14. Continental Tire Charlotte, NC  1,800
Bridgestone/Firestone Oklahoma City, OK 1,800
15. Dana Corp. Gastonia/Statesville, NC   1,600
AmTrans of OK (Navistar) Tulsa, OK  1,552
16. Michelin Spartanburg, SC  1,450
17.  Michelin North America Dothan, AL  1,400
18. GKN Auto Components Mebane/Sanford, NC 1,340
19. Continental General Tire Inc.  Mayfield, KY 1,300
20. Cooper Tire  Albany, GA 1,290
21. Goodyear-Dunlop Tires Huntsville, AL 1,250
Michelin Lexington, SC 1,250
22. Bosch Braking Systems Sumter, SC 1,200
IC Corporation Conway, AR 1,200
23. Mack Truck (Engines & Transmissions) Hagerstown, MD 1,130
24. Mayflower Vehicle Systems  South Charleston, WV 1,100
25.  Collins & Aikman Greenville, SC 1,050
26. Federal-Mogul Corp.  Malden/Maryville/St. Louis,MO 1,015
27. AMBRAKE Corp. Elizabethtown, KY  1,005
28. Panasonic  Peachtree City, GA  1,000
Purolator Products  Fayetteville, NC 1,000
Yokohama Tire Corp Salem City, VA  1,000
Collins & Aikman Greenville, SC 1,000
Solutia Greenwood, SC  1,000
Monroe Auto Equipment Paragould, AR  1,000
29.  Yazaki El Paso  El Paso, TX  950
Sanden International, Inc.  Wylie, TX  950
NACOM Corp.  Griffin, GA  950
30. Budd Co. Shelbyville, KY 935                 
31.  The Timken Co.  Sylvania/Cairo, GA   925
32.  Dana Corporation Elizabethtown, KY   900
Arvin Meritor Automotive Fletcher, NC   900
Steward & Stevenson Services  Sealy, TX   900
Lear Corp. Frederick County, VA 900
Lear Corp.  Shenandoah County, VA 900
33. Hitachi Automotive Products USA Herrodsburg, KY    893
34. Bridgestone Firestone South Carolina  Graniteville, SC                                     852
35.  Motion Industries Birmingham, AL                                 850
36.  Autocraft Industries Inc.  Oklahoma City, OK  830
Lear Corp  Russell County, VA  830                 
37.  Arvin Meritor Inc. Chickasha, OK    825
ASMO North Carolina Statesville, NC   825
38.  Siemens Automotive  Newport News, VA  800
Tenneco Automotive Harrisonburg City, VA 800
Draftex  Salisbury, NC  800
Visteon Tulsa, OK  800
39. Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc                                                                   Georgetown, KY   790
40. Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership LaGrange/Cleveland, GA 776
41.  Dura Automotive Systems  Brookfield, Moberly, MO 770
Hayes Lemmerz International Sedalia, MO 770
42.  Collins & Aikman Oklahoma City, OK   700
OKI Telecom, Inc.  Suwanee, GA   700
Gates Rubber Co. Siloam Springs, Arkansas   700
Integram St. Louis Seating Pacific, MO  700
Fichtel & Sachs Gastonia, NC 700
Williams Technologies Summerville, SC  700
43. Eaton Corporation (HQ) Fayetteville, NC  680
Owens Corning   Louisville, KY   680
44. Magneti Marelli Powertrain Sanford, NC  675
45. Dana Corporation Cape Girardeau/Manchester, MO  655
46. Arvin Meritor  Marion, SC   654
47. Alcoa Automotive Casting Inc  Hawesville, KY  650
Gibbs Die Casting Corp Henderson, KY  650
SAI Automotive dba Faurecia  Fountain Inn, SC  650
48. Torrington Co.   Honea Path, SC   640
49. Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems     Fletcher, NC     638
50. Spartanburg Steel Products   Spartanburg, SC  635
51. Werner Co.   Anniston, AL   630
Dynetics, Inc. Huntsville, AL   630
52. Milliken & Co   Abbeville, SC   620
53. ATR Wire & Cable Co Inc   Danville, KY   610
54. Lear Corp  Louisville, KY   607
55. Rayloc  Morganfield, KY  604
Plastic Omnium Industries Inc.  Anderson, SC                                     604
56. Volvo Trucks    Greensboro, NC  600
Monoplast of North America Frankfort, KY   600
Arvin Meritor, Inc. Dexter, MO   600
Pollak     El Paso, TX   600
SC S/Frigette   Fort Worth, TX    600
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems   Edmondton, KY                              600
Tenneco Automotive       Hartwell, GA    600
Alcoa Mt. Holly    Goose Creek, SC    600
Venture Alabama Industries   Prattville, AL   600
57. AP Technoglass Co Inc. Elizabethtown, KY 589
58. Engelhard Corporation  Huntsville, AL   586
59. Trim Masters Inc   Harrodsburg, KY     585
60. Takata Restraint Systems Inc.    Cheraw, SC  583
61. Johnson Controls Inc.  Cadiz, KY  579
62. CTA Acoustics Inc   Corbin, KY   558
63. Toyota Motor Manufacturing  Buffalo, WV 550
Dana Corporation  Glasgow, KY    550
Holland Binkley Co.      Warrenton, MO     550
64. Lear Corp.     Arlington, TX            546
65. Guardian Automotive       Morehead, KY      536
66. Johnson Controls Inc. Georgetown, KY   535
67. Modine Manufacturing             Jefferson City/Joplin, MO                              530
68. Rohm & Haas Co      Louisville, KY                                      520
69. Toyotetsu America Inc     Somerset, KY                                      507
70. Grupo Antolin Kentucky       Hopkinsville, KY                                 506
71. Topy Corp Frankfort, KY       504
72. Hilite International    Carrollton, TX  500
Autotronic Controls Corp.   El Paso, TX    500
ASEC Manufacturing Sales   Tulsa, OK 500
Acordis Industrial Fibers, Inc.  Scottsboro, AL  500
Altec Industries, Inc. Birmingham, AL 500
Tyco Electronics  Franklin, KY 500
Cooper Standard Automotive  Mt. Sterling    500
Holley Performance Products Bowling Green, KY  500
Jideco of Bardstown Inc Bardstown, KY  500
Rayloc  Maryland  500
73. Haldex Brake Corp. Iola, KS 499
74. Drive Automotive Industries   Piedmont, SC 483
75. Marada Industries (Magna)  Maryland  480
Aisin Automotive Casting Inc  London, KY    480
76. Packard-Hughes Interconnect     Foley, AL   475
77. Johnson Controls Inc.  Georgetown, KY    465
78. AMAK Brake LLC       Glasgow, KY    462
79. Kawasaki Motors        Maryville, MO    460
EnerSys   Sumter, SC   460
80. Johnson Controls Inc.  Florence, KY   452
81. TG Kentucky Corp. Lebanon, KY  451
82. United L-N Glass Versailles, KY  450
Federal-Mogul Friction Products   Scottsville, KY  450
Teleflex Automotive   Russell County, VA      450
Michelin North America-Steel Wire Div  Sandy Springs, SC       450
83. Funk Manufacturing      Bushton, KS 445
84. Dayco Products Inc.     Easley, SC   443
85. American Synthetic Rubber Corp LLC  Louisville, KY      435
86. Carlisle Tire & Wheel  Aiken, SC  432
87. Johnson Controls Inc  Shelbyville, KY  430
88. Dana Corporation   Dry Ridge, KY  424
89. Mubea Inc  Florence, KY   412
90. JL French Automotives Castings Corp   Glasgow, KY  409
91. CMC/CLA Div Central Motor Wheel  Paris, KY   400
Weld Racing Enterprises Inc.  Kansas City, MO  400
Derby Fabricating    Louisville, KY     400
Highland Industries, Inc.  Cheraw, SC    400
Performance Friction Corp. Clover, SC  400
Dura Automotive of Fulton     Fulton, KY 400
Tower Automotive Inc.  Bardstown, KY  400
92. YH America Inc/Div1   Versailles, KY  389
93. Katayama American Co Inc  Shelbyville, KY 380
Lear Corp   Covington City, VA     380
Virgil Hartman Enterprises  Williamston, SC   380
94. ZUA Autoparts, Inc    Oakwood, GA     375
Narricot Industries Inc.   Southhampton County, VA   375
95. AFCO   Anderson, SC  362
96. Rockwell Automation  Greenville, SC   360
97. Ohi Automotive of America  Frankfort, KY  350
Bosch Rexroth Corp Pneumatics Lexington, KY  350
DJ/Nypro    Louisville, KY  350
Ziniz Co     Louisville, KY    350
Champion Laboratories York, SC  350
98. Collins Industries, Inc.  Hutchinson, KS 341
99. Wintech Inc   Winchester, KY   340
100. Caterpillar, Inc Fountain Inn, SC     335
Trim Masters Inc  Bardstown, KY 335
Note:  Employment figures provided by states and current as of October 2003.  Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee figures not tracked by states and not included in listing.  States not tracking down to 335-employee mark include: North Carolina (stops at 600), Alabama(stops at 475) and Texas (stops at 500).

Columbus, MS

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

 Opelika, AL

Fayetteville, NC

Guntersville, AL

Aiken, SC

South Carolina

Alabama Development Office

Martinsville-Henry County, VA 

Marion, AR

The Memphis Region

Entergy Louisiana

 New Braunfels, TX

North Carolina

Mid America Industrial Park

Tennessee Valley Authority

McAllen, TX

Tupelo, MS

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Northeast Tennessee Valley

Tunica County, MS

Winston-Salem, NC

Little Rock, AR

 Louisiana

Roanoke, VA

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