Beretta en Beretta To Build New Firearms Plant in Northern Tennessee <p>Italian gun maker Beretta says it is building a new manufacturing and research facility in Gallatin, Tenn.<br /><br />The $45 million plant in the Sumner County is projected to create 300 new jobs.<br /><br />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 M9 pistol.<br /><br />Several states began wooing Beretta from Maryland after the company raised objections to a wide-ranging gun control measure enacted there last year. Company officials said Wednesday that have reached capacity in Maryland, requiring the expansion elsewhere.<br />&nbsp;<br />Beretta said it plans to complete the new facility this year.<br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:25:47 +0000 Associated Press 43082 at