Beretta USA announced they will expand operations with a new manufacturing and R&D plant located in Gallatin, Tennessee. The new operation will be a $45 million investment that will include the addition of 300 employees. Beretta is moving fast, and expects to complete construction on the new facility this year. Gallatin is a commuter suburb of Nashville, with a population of around 31,500.
This move is a part of a strategic move by Tennessee officials to become the number one location in the South for high-quality jobs. Though Tennessee does not usually enter into the modern day conversation of firearms manufacturing, the State has a rich history of fine craftsmanship and artisanship from the early frontier times.