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With regional roots dating back nearly 50 years, Richland Industries, LLC has evolved to serve a national client base with three complementary but distinct business units: Contract Manufacturing, Industrial Services, and Commercial Construction. As a privately-held family owned company with nearly 500,000 sq feet under roof, Richland has the resources, experience, and agility to serve our clients’ needs.

Richland Industries Contract Manufacturing Division is a full-service build-to-print contract metal manufacturer with extensive capabilities that include large-scale metal fabrication, precision cutting, CNC breaking/bending, certified ASME Section IX welding, and CNC/manual machining, as well as sand blasting, wet paint, and powder coating.

With a focus on our commercial and government customers, Richland Industries Industrial Services Division provides a range of services regionally to assist companies with their maintenance, mechanical, and electrical service requirements. Richland also offers large-scale rigging capabilities. Additionally, Richland’s Industrial Services Division manages multi-million dollar base service contracts for the US Government.

Richland Industries Commercial Construction Division provides a full range of services that include pre-construction, general contracting, design-build, design-bid-build, and construction management. Richland has experience with new builds and renovations principally in commercial, industrial, infrastructure, municipal, retail, and medical facilities.

Richland Industries maintains ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification and is proud to be a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Additionally, Richland is a certified HUBZone entity as well as a registered Tennessee Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Richland’s contract experience includes government contract mechanisms such as Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.


CVE Certified SDVOSB
HUBZone Certified (#62438)
DUNS 116950839

SDVBE (TN# 060520-02)
Cage Code: 88D71
DD Form 2345 / JCP
ISO 9001 : 2015


Joe Whelan


Mike Clark

VP/General Manager

David Campbell

VP Manufacturing

Jon Bateman

VP Construction



Richland Industries, LLC offers competitive salaries, comprehensive employee benefit programs, and opportunities for professional development. 

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  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Certified Drug Free Workplace



  • 332114 Custom Roll Forming
  • 321920 Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
  • 321991 Manufactured Home (mobile home) Manufacturing
  • 321992 Prefabricated Wood Building Manufacturing
  • 321999 All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing
  • 331221 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
  • 332311 Prefabricated Metal Buildings & Component Manufacturing
  • 332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
  • 332313 Plate Work Manufacturing
  • 332321 Metal Window & Door Manufacturing
  • 332323 Ornamental & Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing
  • 332420 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
  • 332710 Machine Shops
  • 332721 Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
  • 332322 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing
  • 332439 Other Metal Container Manufacturing
  • 332710 Machine Shop Work
  • 332996 Fabricated Pipe & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
  • 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • 333514 Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig and Fixture Manufacturing
  • 333519 Rolling Mill and Other Metalwork Machinery Manufacturing
  • 333992 Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing
  • 336992 Military Armored Vehicle, Tank and Tank Component Manufacturing
  • 344100 Fabricated Structure Metal
  • 344102 Fabricated Structural Metal for Bridges
  • 344199 Fabricated Structural Metal, nec
  • 344600 Architectural Metal Work
  • 344601 Stairs, Fire Escapes, Balconies, Ladders
  • 344602 Open Flooring and Grating for Construction
  • 344603 Fences, Gates, Posts and Flagpoles
  • 344606 Ornamental Metal Work
  • 344699 Architectural Metal Work, nec
  • 344900 Miscellaneous Metal Work
  • 344999 Miscellaneous Metal Work, nec
  • 349900 Fabricated Metal Products, nec
  • 349903 Metal Ladders
  • 354100 Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Type
  • 354101 Drilling Boring Machines
  • 354102 Grinding, Polishing, Buffing, Lapping and Honing Machines
  • 354103 Milling Machines
  • 354104 Lathes
  • 354105 Screw and Thread Machines
  • 354106 Saws and Sawing Machines
  • 354199 Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Type, nec
  • 354199 Machine Tools, Metal Forming Type
  • 354201 Punching, Shearing, and Bending Machines
  • 354202 Pressing Machines
  • 374300 Railroad Equipment
  • 423390 Other Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers


Joe purchased Richland Industries in December 2018 and serves as the CEO.  Prior to entering private industry, Joe served 21 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer. Subsequently, Joe served as the Vice President of Strategic Growth at Delek US/MAPCO Inc. for 3.5 years before joining Military Systems Group, Nashville, TN, in 2015 as the President and Owner.

Joe possesses a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee.  Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business as well as Masters degrees in Business, Education, and Strategic/Operational Planning.  

MIKE CLARK, VP/General Manager

Mike joined Richland in May 2020 as Vice President and General Manager.  Mike graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Mathematics and Engineering, and served in the Navy as a nuclear engineering officer. In private industry, Mike served as an industrial engineer and manufacturing supervisor at Michelin and as a quality engineer, manufacturing manager, and plant manager in a fiber optic cable extrusion and cabling plant.  Mike’s most recent position was Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for manufacturing, sourcing, purchasing, inventory management, quality, distribution, and customer service for a large consumer products distributor.

DAVID CAMPBELL, VP Manufacturing

David brings 32 plus years of experience in build to print steel manufacturing.  David graduated from Tennessee Technology Center in 1990 with a certificate in drafting and blueprint reading.  David currently heads the Business Development, Estimation, and Manufacturing Departments.

JON BATEMAN, VP Construction and Industrial Services

Jon Bateman has over 20 years in the commercial construction industry.  He joined Richland Industries in 2020 to lead the growth of the Construction and Industrial Services Division. Under his leadership, the Construction and Industrial Services team will focus on increased service to our core competencies including Industrial Service work supporting the Automotive Industries Supply Chain, Commercial Construction, and Municipal Projects. 

Prior to Richland Industries, Jon worked in several segments of the construction industry including petroleum, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare construction. His varied background from large Fortune 500 companies to a small independent General Contractor gives him a unique prospective of the costumer services and quality required in days construction market. 

Jon holds a BS, in Civil Engineering Technology as well as an MBA, in Project management. He also holds a PMP certification as wells as a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University. While in Dallas, Jon had the opportunity to participate in a custom Senior Leadership Development Program through Southern Methodist Universities Cox School of Business.  Jon holds a General Contractors license in multiple states throughout the US.