Almost two years after the announcement was made, Beretta will officially open its new facility in Gallatin, Tenn., Friday.
The new Tennessee facility is expected to employ approximately 300 individuals.
- RELATED STORY: Firearm Origins: A Look at the Iconic 92 Series
According to Guns.com:
The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on April 15 and will be followed by VIP tours, a picnic and blue grass music. The ceremony will be attended by the Beretta family and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
After Friday, all manufacturing operations will be performed at the Gallatin facility while the Accokeek, Md., will maintain administrative and executive offices.
The move from Maryland to Tennessee was made primarily due to the tighter gun control restrictions in Maryland, according to multiple reports.