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Italian brakes maker Brembo will build a new foundry in Michigan to expand its manufacturing capability in the United States, betting on continued strength of the country's automotive sector.   Brembo, which counts General Motors, Fiat Chrysler , BMW, Ford, Honda, Daimler , Mitsubishi and Subaru among its clients in the United States, plans...

With the shell of the new Sirmax building rising as the backdrop, city, state and company officials celebrated construction of the new manufacturing facility. Sirmax is investing $25 million and will employ 50 people with an average salary starting this year. It is the first North American manufacturing plant for the Italian based company, whi...

The General Motors Board of Directors on Monday announced that it had unanimously elected Mary Barra as its next chairman, effective immediately. She succeeds Theodore (Tim) Solso, who will continue serving as the Board's Lead Independent Director. Barra has served as GM CEO since Jan. 15, 2014.   "At a time of unprecedented indust...

Fino a dieci anni fa il mercato principale di Ducati era l'Italia. Ora, vuoi per la crisi, vuoi l'esplosione del marchio a livello mondiale, gli Stati Uniti rappresentano una delle fette più grandi del mercato globale di Borgo Panigale.   La presenza di moto bolognesi in alcuni dei più celebri film hollywoodiani hanno accelerato di molto il...

After a 16-year hiatus, Versace has returned to Chicago's Gold Coast, opening a two-story, 4,951-square-foot flagship at 933 North Rush Street.Versace closed its Oak Street store in 2000 and the Italian fashion house said the time off provided much-needed reflection. "We took a hiatus [from Chicago] because, frankly, we wanted to do some work on t...

by Kim Mikus   A trip to Japan sparked Tony Volpentesta's entrepreneurial ideas to launch a business making Italian cannolis. Volpentesta was very interested in the simplicity of the food while he visited Japan a couple of years ago. The trip also encouraged him to dive into his Italian roots.   He started making pasta, cannoli a...

Evans Automotive and Primary Aim llc. have once again teamed up to host the Ninth Annual Italian Gathering.   The Sunday, August 31st event welcomes Italian motor vehicles and motorbikes of all vintages to the Wendy's International Corporate Grounds at One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Automobiles such as A...

By Dan Gearino   An Italian tissue manufacturer has chosen Pickaway County for a big new plant. Sofidel Group disclosed a plan on Thursday to build a 1.4 million-square-foot plant just south of Circleville as part of a multipronged expansion in North America.   County officials say the project probably will lead to "a few hundred...

Rita's Italian Ice is expanding with new locations to open throughout the Windy City in Illinois. Chicago Ice Empire, LLC has been named as the area developer for DuPage, Will and Cook counties for Rita's Franchise Company, which currently has no footprint in Illinois, although having over 600 locations worldwide. Chicago's area developers are wor...

Proseguendo nella serie di interviste a protagonisti italiani all'estero di origine siciliana, l'associazione "Sicilia Mondo", presieduta da Domenico Azzia, propone questa volta un incontro con Rosolino Lo Duca, da oltre 30 anni delegato di Sicilia Mondo a Detroit (USA).   Lo Duca, 72 anni, nato a Cinisi (PA), vive nel Michigan da 53; impren...

File this under better late than never. The Italian Trade Agency in late March hosted a manufacturing forum featuring presentations from Italy's top machine tool manufacturers, as well as live displays of Italian innovations. The presentations discussed the trends poised to have the greatest impact on the industry. Held at the University of Chicag...

There are hundreds of small made-in-Michigan food companies selling products across the state, and it is not easy to try them all. The company Mitten Crate is hoping to help with that by delivering some of those products to your door.   At a bakery in Grand Rapids, Josie Lomonoco takes 2000 cookies out of her oven. "We are looking at Sicili...