About Us

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is one of six units of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. This institute is the public service arm of the university providing public service work to business and industry in Tennessee. 


We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans.


We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities.


At the UT Center for Industrial Services we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.

UT CIS helps companies and communities succeed, grow and create high quality jobs by providing consulting, training and connecting services across the state. Whether you want to improve productivity on the plant floor, comply with safety or environmental regulations, navigate the federal procurement process, introduce a new product, or improve your economic development potential, CIS has the expertise to help you succeed.

In addition to having a skilled and experienced staff who can help you define and solve your most pressing problems, CIS can connect you with the knowledge and expertise of Tennessee universities, federal laboratory scientists, state government partners, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the US Economic Development Association, the Southeastern OSHA Training Education Institute or Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and other industry professionals. 

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UT CIS was established in 1963 by the Tennessee General Assembly and charged with “…. provision of information, data and materials relating to the needs of industry….”. From the outset, CIS was organized along the lines of the long-established and highly successful “extension service model.” 

Since that time, CIS has grown our staff of professional employees located in 6 offices across the state of Tennessee. Tennessee business and industry are assisted daily by CIS engineering and professional staff in improving their economic competitiveness on a national and global level. 

The University of Tennessee, the state land grant college, provides three main services to Tennesseans – education, research and public service. As such, CIS is a part of the UT University statewide system rather than being a part of any single campus.

Office Locations

Nashville, Tennessee

193 Polk Ave., Suite C

Nashville , TN 37210

Jackson, Tennessee

605 Airways Blvd., Suite 109

Jackson , TN 38301-7403

Johnson City, Tennessee

2112 North Roan St, Suite 604

Johnson City , TN 37601

Chattanooga, Tennessee

540 McCallie Avenue

Suite 468

Chattanooga , TN 37403

​Knoxville, Tennessee

Institute for Public Service

1610 University Ave

Knoxville , TN 37921

​Memphis, Tennessee

Agricenter International

7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Suite A-1

​Memphis , TN 38120-2130

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