, 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 and create 300 new Tennessee jobs.
is one of the world's great companies, and its commitment to excellence and Tennessee's rich history in manufacturing make today's announcement a great match as we continue toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs."
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.
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 a director of Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
is one of the strongest brands in the world.
Tennessee's global reputation for manufacturing in an artisan tradition means we are able to attract companies like Beretta, with a proven commitment to excellence.
Tennessee continues to earn global accolades for our business climate, and we boast the best balance sheet in the nation.
I appreciate Beretta's decision to locate in Tennessee, and we look forward to a partnership that will last centuries."
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.
Firearms 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.