Nashville’s status as the latest “it” city has created a vibrant regional economy that benefits communities like Gallatin. As a result of the industrial growth the city has experienced, including high-profile announcements from firms like Beretta USA which moved its U.S. manufacturing operations to Gallatin in 2016, the city is seeing a surge of activity with retail, hotel, and conference center projects all in the works.
Meanwhile, the industrial expansions keep coming. Gap Inc., the San Francisco-based retail giant, announced a $3.1 million plan to expand the company’s Gallatin distribution hub, a move that has taken employment from 600 jobs to nearly 1,300 jobs in less than a year. ServPro Industries, Inc., the national cleaning and restoration company headquartered in Gallatin, is investing $730,000 in an expansion that will create more than 200 new jobs in Sumner County. The Bradford Company, a reusable packaging manufacturer, is investing $5.1 million over the next five years to expand operations at its Gallatin facility, adding 25 new jobs. Western Reflections, a manufacturer and distributor of decorative and clear insulated glass doorlites, broke ground on a 50,000 sq. ft. addition that will increase jobs there by 15 percent.