Putting Heart and Hand to Work.
Hardeman County is home to a wide variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, logging, specialty healthcare, mining, agribusiness, plastics and more. Several national and international businesses have chosen to locate here because of its business-friendly economy, low tax base, access to natural resources and excellent quality of life. Hardeman County is also considered the hardwood capital of the South.
A world leader in elevator technologies, ThyssenKrup builds innovative mobility systems, including elevators, escalators, passenger boarding systems and platform lifts. ThyssenKrup opened its Hardeman County location in 1969 and has seen tremendous growth since then, due in part to the business-friendly economy and highly skilled workers. Their employees—highly trained technicians, welders, machinists, assembly operators and more—create elevators for major clients like One World Trade Center and major banks.
A worldwide leader in industrial minerals, EP Minerals develops and manufacturers diatomaceous earth, clay and perlite. These industrial minerals and engineered materials have a variety of uses in diverse markets throughout the world. Their Hardeman County location supplies the automotive, industrial and sports industries, and offers EP Minerals many business incentives, natural resources and easy access to major markets.
The only qualified phosphorous producer in the continental United States, Kilgore Flares has developed IR decoy flares for some of the most advanced aerospace and defense industry purposes. Kilgore leads the world in the design, development and manufacturing of infrared countermeasures. Founded in 1920, Kilgore Flares chose Hardeman County as the sole location for its production and test site because of its access to a highly skilled workforce and solid infrastructure.