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Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters in Gainsboro on July 8, 2021 (Image credit: State of Tennessee)

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson moves its headquarters and assembly operations from Massachusetts to Blount County. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration said the deal involves an investment of $ 125 million and 750 new jobs.

Tennessee is also home to Italian arms manufacturer Barretta and 19 other manufacturers of small arms and ammunition.

Here is the press release from the Ministry of Economic and Community Development:

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and officials from Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. today announced that America’s leader in weapons manufacturing and design à feu will move its corporate headquarters and other major operations from Springfield, Massachusetts to Maryville, Tennessee.

In addition to its corporate headquarters, Smith & Wesson will move its distribution, assembly and plastic injection molding businesses to Tennessee. The project represents an investment of approximately $ 125 million and will create 750 new jobs.

Smith & Wesson will be relocating to Partnership Park North in Blount County, where the company plans to open the land before the end of the year.

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of firearms. They manufacture a wide range of handguns (including revolvers and pistols), long guns (including modern sporting rifles, bolt-action rifles and shotguns), handcuffs, suppressors and other gun related products for sale to a wide variety of customers, including gun enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, sportsmen, competitive shooters, people who want to protect their homes and their personal protection, law enforcement and security agencies and officers, and military agencies in the United States and around the world.

Smith & Wesson joins more than 20 small arms and ammunition manufacturers located in Tennessee. Tennessee ranks No. 1 in the country for employment in the small arms and ammunition industry, with employment increasing 54% in the past five years.

Since 2017, TNECD has supported 10 economic development projects in Blount County, resulting in approximately 3,100 jobs and $ 1.4 billion in capital investments.

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