Reaching the World, One Business at a Time.
Recently named among the top ten micropolitan areas in the United States for economic development, Dyer County has a growing industry base that is gaining worldwide notice. Several national and international companies have chosen Dyer County for their headquarters or for one of their major plants, including agribusinesses and automotive industries. Local and state incentives have made Dyer County very competitive with other communities in attracting new business. Other industry sectors include manufacturing, injection molding, tooling and adventure tourism.
Develey Mustard & Condiment Corporation
A Bavarian company with manufacturing facilities in 10 countries, Develey chose Dyer County for its first U.S. location. Develey is a leading producer of mustard and other condiments, exporting Tabasco, Kikkoman, Patak’s, Del Monte, Gatorade and other brands to more than 65 countries worldwide. Develey initially chose Dyer County for its educated workforce and solid infrastructure, but the company fell in love with the county's quality of life. The company has renovated area historic buildings and recently opened a retail location on Main Street in Dyersburg.
An off-road automotive manufacturer that actually began in Dyer County, Rough Country is now a leader in the lift kits and off-road accessories market. Each piece is created by an injection-molding and welding process and includes rigorous tests to ensure the highest quality. Since its founding in 1996, Rough Country has grown in product offerings and locations. Their success is due in part to the skilled workforce, some of which come from Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern, as well as the strategic location, which allows them to ship their products throughout the United States and Canada.
Headquarted in Dyersburg, ERMCO is one of the largest producers of oil-filled distribution transformers and transformer components in the United States. Since its beginning in 1971, ERMCO has grown in size and offerings. Its Dyer County location is approximately 40 acres, allowing the company to create three-phase pad mount distribution transformers and components, with room to grow. With customers all over the world, ERMCO has plans to expand across the United States and Europe.
With customers in all 50 states and in 25 countries, Dot Foods is the first and largest food industry redistributor in the United States. Leveraging both the food and transportation industries, Dot buys products from food manufacturers and resells them in less-than-truckload quantities to smaller distributors. Their distribution center in Dyersburg gives them proximity to major highways, their headquarters in Illinois and other major food companies in the area.