about us

Tennessee Abrasive Inc. has been leading the abrasive honing stone industry in abrasive technology since 1986.

mission statement

Tennessee Abrasive Inc. strives to provide each and every customer with the highest quality, best performing product at the most affordable price.

goal statement

Tennessee Abrasive Inc. promises to continue to offer the best quality product at the best price possible. We will strive to lead the abrasive industry in abrasive technology while offering the most excellent and personal customer service to each and every customer.

our history

In 1985 Richard D. Harris and George H. Haines Sr. began to discuss opening their own abrasive manufacturing plant in Richard’s small hometown of Erwin, TN. At that time Richard D. Harris was the division plant manager of Superior Hone Corporation Division of MWA in the Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida area. Superior Hone was founded in Elkhart, Indiana in the mid 1940’s and was a large contributor to the war effort with tool room production and precision honing equipment. Superior moved to Erwin, TN in the 1950’s and then on to the Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida area in 1976.

Richard had been employed by Superior Hone in both, the Erwin, TN and Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida area for 30+ years. His dream was always to bring the business and the jobs back to Erwin, TN. In 1986 Richard D. Harris and George H. Haines made that dream become a reality by opening up Tennessee Abrasive Inc. in Erwin, TN. Since 1986 Tennessee Abrasive has grown immensely and thanks to all of our loyal customers continues to grow today.

Richard and George have both since passed however their legacy and strive to provide a successful company in Erwin, TN offering the best, most affordable products with no exception lives on through their families and Tennessee Abrasive Inc.

our values

  • We are proud to be a family owned and oriented business.
  • We value all of our customers with no regard to the size of their company.
  • We pride ourselves with the best customer service that enables us to establish a great business relationship with each and every customer.
  • Our abrasive engineers strive to handle each customer’s need one on one on a personal basis.
  • We expect a faultless product for our customers on every order.
  • We stand behind our product 100 %.
  • If we have any issues with our products we correct them for our customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
  • Our employees are encouraged to always practice safety first and to provide the upmost quality of products for our customers on a daily basis. By doing so we reward them with two safety and quality bonuses a year.

30th Anniversary 2016