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Italy’s Beretta to build firearms plant in US

January 29, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Italian gun maker Beretta says it is building a manufacturing and research plant in Tennessee.

The $45 million plant in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin is projected to create 300 new jobs.

The family-owned company has operated in Italy since 1526. Beretta makes a variety of firearms, ranging from hunting shotguns to the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol.

Beretta says it plans to complete the new factory this year.

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