Automotive Supplier


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West TN Auto Supplier Directory

Located in the heart of the U.S. automotive corridor, Gibson County, Tennessee offers the location, low business costs and skill-diverse, available workforce that give the automotive supplier industries an advantage in the fast-paced global economy.

With near proximity to Tupelo's Toyota assembly plant and less than an hour's drive to the West Tennessee Megasite, Gibson County offers the bottom-line advantages that auto suppliers are looking for.


Industrial automotive part suppliers require a range of occupations, from highly skilled workers, to low-skill occupations. West Tennessee and Gibson County's abundant, available workforce is one of the many reasons that so many auto suppliers have already located in the area.

Below is a snapshot of the Gibson County auto supplier workforce by the numbers.

United States Average Hourly Wage Gibson County Average Hourly Wage
Industrial Engineers $37.72 $29.54
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $27.01 $21.67
Team Assemblers $14.05 $14.47
Assemblers and Fabricators All Other $14.92 $10.30
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators Metal and Plastic $17.26 NA
Cutting Punching and Press Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic $14.76 $14.26
Machinists $19.13 $15.22
Tool and Die Makers $23.42 $19.34
Inspectors Testers Sorters Samplers and Weighers $17.09 $15,00
Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand $12.36 $10.81
Source: US BLS OES Mean Hourly Wage: U.S. - May 2011 release, Gibson County - 2010, LWIA 12



For the automotive supply industry, location and logistics are critical to having products reach their destination on time, being able to fill rush orders and remaining competitive in the marketplace.  Gibson County, TN offers multimodal access to most of the eastern U.S. in a day, with a well-maintained highway infrastructure and one-hour access to the Memphis Aerotropolis hub.

Seated in the heart of the U.S. automotive corridor, Gibson County also offers unique locational advantage for auto suppliers and auto supply distributors. To read more about Gibson County’s location, click here or visit our map room.


In Tennessee, doing business couldn't be easier.  With business-friendly tax rates and enormous incentives, Tennessee is the place for manufacturing and automotive supply companies to thrive.  For specific details on tax and business incentives for Gibson County auto suppliers, visit our Incentives page, or contact Gibson County Economic Development.

* Dec. 2011 Labor Force Estimates, Gibson and surrounding Counties / TVAsites, Gibson County