Beretta, a global manufacturer of sporting and military firearms, announced on Wednesday that it will expands its U.S. operations by investing $45 million in a manufacturing and R&D facility in Gallatin, Tenn.
The facility will make firearms for both their sporting and tactical product lines. The company will add 300 new jobs and is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.
“When Beretta chooses a location for its business, we start with the possibility that we will be in that location for decades, if not hundreds of years, to come,” said Jeff Reh, a member of Beretta USA Corp.’s Board of Directors. “We move forward with confidence knowing that Tennessee is a great place to do business.”
Beretta is the world’s oldest manufacturing dynasty, operating since 1526 in Italy. The company is privately owned and operated by members of the 15th and 16th generations of the Beretta family. Beretta supplies quality sporting and self-defense firearms to consumers worldwide.
The company manufactures the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol, the standard sidearm of U.S. soldiers since 1985.