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Beretta opening $45-million factory in the U.S.

Gun legend going after 'very important' American market

30 January, 14:01
Beretta opening $45-million factory in the U.S. (ANSA) - Milan, January 30 - Beretta is opening a $45-million factory in the United States, the iconic Italian gunmaker said Thursday. Fueled by the legend of James Bond, the gunmaker will open the new research-and-development site in Tennessee. It's expected to bring the southern state 300 new jobs when it opens at the end of the year. "The goal is to increase our competitiveness in a market that's very important to the group," said Pietro Gussalli Beretta, vice president of Beretta Holding.