, the World's Oldest Firearms Manufacturer, Major U.S. Defense Contractor To Expand To Tennessee
NASHVILLE - Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov
, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility.
will create 300 new Tennessee jobs.
The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.
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.
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.
will make firearms at the new Gallatin plant from both their sporting and tactical product lines.
is one of the world's greatest companies, and their decision to expand into Tennessee speaks to the standards of craftsmanship and quality our state's workforce embraces every day," Haslam
is one of the best brands in the world.
We look forward to building operations here and being part of your community for many years to come," said Franco Gussalli Beretta, executive vice president and director of Beretta Holding S.p.A.
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.
, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership.
bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.
Beretta USA Corp.
was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.
manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel.
also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide.