Beretta Moving Manufacturing Operation To Gallatin
GALLATIN, Tenn. – Gun company Beretta USA has decide to move its entire manufacturing operations from Maryland to Sumner County.
The company announced back in January it would bring at least 300 new jobs to Gallatin over the course of the next five years. On Tuesday, Beretta said it has decided to move its entire production line from Accokeek, Maryland to Gallatin by 2016.
Officials said the $45 million manufacturing plant will sit at the Gallatin Industrial Park.
Beretta had originally planned to only use the Gallatin location for new machinery and production of new products.
“While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility,” said Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
Most of the 300 jobs will be higher wage skilled, technical and white collar positions.
Beretta said they will not begin the transition process of moving production to Gallatin until sometime in 2015. The company added it had no plans to relocate its office, administrative or executive support functions from the Maryland facility.
The Gallatin plant has been scheduled to open by 2015.