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Beretta to relocate to Gallatin, TN

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
Beretta is moving to TN! Woo Hoo! Glad to have them!

http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/features/228450

"The Beretta family has manufactured products and done business from the same town in northern Italy for almost 500 years.... when Beretta chooses a location for its business, we plan not just in terms of a return on investment within the next few years. We also start with the possibility that we will be in that location for decades, if not hundreds of years, to come."

Yesterday Beretta's Jeff Reh used those words as a preamble to the company's decision to relocate its 35-year old U.S. manufacturing facilities from Accokeek, Maryland to Gallatin, Tennessee.

That announcement means distinctly different things to the governors of Tennessee and Maryland.

If you're Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, it means you've brought 300 new jobs to your state. If you're Maryland's Martin O'Malley, you're looking for a way to explain that the state's anti-gun position will cost state residents jobs with one of the world's most stable companies.

Beretta officials joined Haslam and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty in Nashville yesterday to announce the move- and the construction of a $45 million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility in the Gallatin Industrial Park. That construction, according to Beretta officials, will be finished this year.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    More power to them!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,256 Senior Member
    GOOD :up:
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,998 Senior Member
    Great, we need more gun manufactures to move out of anti-gun states.

    JAY
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    If all of the gun manufacturers move out of the anti gun states... hmmm has the makings of a novel and war story...

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Maybe now they can make their pistols and rifles with the same innovation and quality are their shotguns...

    One of my regrets from Europe...I didn't get a chance to take the Berreta factory tour.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Hmmmm- - - - - -Tennessee is definitely gun-friendly- - - - -and we don't have a state income tax! Those 300-some new employees will get to keep a lot more of their hard-earned money!
    Jerry
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Not really a Beretta fan but I might have to re-evaluate that now.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I've been busier than a Congressional custodian shoveling up 'fertilizer' the last 24 hours.

    Anyway, I'm glad that Beretta is moving here. Gallatin is a good choice of locations, though I'd have preferred E. TN. I only have one Beretta pistol, but might just have to take a look at what they have when they get moved.

    Jerry's right. No state income tax on individuals, so the workers will be better off financially. And food, housing, and such is cheaper than where they're coming from if the workers move here. Hope some more manufacturers head South; we'll make 'em welcome! :up:
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Yep, we'll even make nice with the carpetbaggers- - - -as long as they work for a gunmaker and vote right!
    Jerry
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Have they said how many jobs they guarantee for the people of Tenn?

    I know it says 300, but are all 300 actual local hire.

    It just had me thinking. One of the big ticket things on the last two elections in AK was oil Company jobs....Lately, Oil companies have been saying "hey we will bring 1,000 jobs to the state..." and everyone gets happy and allows them procede. But once on ground, that job number shrinks to <600 becasueht of all the outside hires the compnay brought in. So the Jobs were there, but they weren't all filled with alaskans...
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,966 Senior Member
    Have they said how many jobs they guarantee for the people of Tenn?

    I know it says 300, but are all 300 actual local hire.

    ...
    It never is
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Either way, I know it is still win. More industry always means more money coming into the local economy. ...and some jobs are better than no jobs.
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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Beretta is moving to TN! Woo Hoo! Glad to have them!

    http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/features/228450

    "The Beretta family has manufactured products and done business from the same town in northern Italy for almost 500 years.... when Beretta chooses a location for its business, we plan not just in terms of a return on investment within the next few years. We also start with the possibility that we will be in that location for decades, if not hundreds of years, to come."

    Yesterday Beretta's Jeff Reh used those words as a preamble to the company's decision to relocate its 35-year old U.S. manufacturing facilities from Accokeek, Maryland to Gallatin, Tennessee.

    That announcement means distinctly different things to the governors of Tennessee and Maryland.

    If you're Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, it means you've brought 300 new jobs to your state. If you're Maryland's Martin O'Malley, you're looking for a way to explain that the state's anti-gun position will cost state residents jobs with one of the world's most stable companies.

    Beretta officials joined Haslam and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty in Nashville yesterday to announce the move- and the construction of a $45 million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility in the Gallatin Industrial Park. That construction, according to Beretta officials, will be finished this year.
    Great news,great state, and great lesson we hope learned....
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,351 Senior Member
    Not only are there 300 Beretta employees, but there are also support jobs that follow. How many I don't know. Our county and the one adjacent had Caterpillar open up a plant here, a lot more than 300 jobs, and it created all sorts of markets.

    Of course I doubt there are 300 jobs locals can fill in that town, but there are a bunch of jobs they can.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    When GM built the Saturn assembly plant in Spring Hill TN, they promised to hire "all Tennessee residents". Guess what happens when a yamdankee carpetbagger is hired as a "temporary worker" for 90 days? You got it- - - - -now he's a resident of Tennessee! About 90% of the Saturn workforce couldn't order a meal in a local restaurant- - - -the waitresses couldn't understand the language they were speaking!

    Of course, as soon as Tennessee voted the wrong way, Saturn got shut down by the unions and the liberal politicians! I don't think they're building any cars at all there now!
    Jerry
  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,988 Senior Member
    Atleast the local tax base will improve. There is a reason I moved out of MD. 37 yrs.ago. Now the idiots there don't care about anything but more taxes and more restrictions on the residents. I was talking to my cousin who still lives there and he was telling me about a rain tax. Something about the square footage of your roof and how much run off from your property that goes into the storm drain. Maybe one of the MD guys can fill us in.
    Refusing to conform to the left wing mantra of political correctness by insisting on telling the truth does not make you a loud mouth.
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