Alexander Statement on Beretta U.S.A. Groundbreaking in Tennessee

Joins Gov. Haslam, local officials, and Beretta U.S.A. executives at groundbreaking in Gallatin to welcome company to Tennessee

Posted on August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on Beretta U.S.A.’s decision to relocate its entire manufacturing operation from its existing location in Maryland to a new facility in Gallatin, Tenn., following passage of new restrictions on firearms in Maryland:

“Beretta’s decision to relocate to Gallatin shows that our state is right to have such strong laws upholding the Second Amendment, and is yet another sign that Tennessee is an ideal place for companies to invest. Beretta will put hundreds of Tennesseans to work in the new advanced manufacturing facility, and I look forward to the company’s future growth in Tennessee.”

The $45 million investment at the new facility will create 300 jobs and is expected to open in mid-2015. The move to Tennessee was originally intended for only new machinery and products. However, Beretta U.S.A. announced in July that it would move its entire manufacturing operation from Accokeek, Md., to a new facility in Gallatin, following passage of legislation in the Maryland State Senate that would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from manufacturing, storing, or importing many of its firearms into the state.

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