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A Mead tool manufacturer with a long history has big plans for growth as its parent company plans to increase manufacturing at the site.   Rupes, an Italian maker of electric and pneumatic power tools, sanders, polishers and vacuum systems, last week announced that more of its tools would be manufactured at the company's U.S. headquarters at...

Laura Norris has worked for Kansas City nonprofits for years but always dreamed of running her own Italian deli. In 2013, she raised money from friends and family to finally open her business, but she kept getting turned down by banks for the last piece of financing to make it work.   Then she learned about Kansas City's micro-loan program t...

An Italian company says it has reached an agreement to build a $56 million wind farm in central Iowa with the capacity to generate 30 megawatts of energy.   Building Energy SPA said its subsidiary, Building Energy Wind Iowa, will provide $23 million of the project cost, with Capital One Bank kicking in $33 million.   Read more  ...

GearUp, Inc. signed an agreement to distribute a new bike rack system called Figo in the U.S. Peruzzo s.r.l. of Rossano Veneto, Italy, manufactures the rack.   The Figo is named for the Italian slang term for "cool." The patented bike storage and display rack offers an infinite number of ways to store a bike and comes in different colors. Wi...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St Paul is a non-profit organization founded in 2006. The ICC promotes the best of Italian culture in Minnesota to people of all ages, and creates stimulating opportunities for enrichment on personal and community levels. We provide Italian language classes which are taught by native instructors. In additi...

Cyclo Toolmakers has been acquired by RUPES S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of electric and pneumatic power tools and vacuum systems, according to a press release. Cyclo manufactures the Cycle Orbital Polisher, noted the release. RUPES introduced its polishing system, BigFoot, in North America.   The auto detailing and airplane polishin...

Pasta-maker Barilla Group has announced plans for a $26.5 million expansion at its Ames production plant to add two new production lines dedicated to making gluten-free pasta. In a news release Friday, Barilla said construction is slated to begin in late March, and production is expected to start by October. The expansion will create 23 new jobs....

by George Demopoulos   A 127-year-old Italian outdoors company is decamping for a new North American headquarters in Golden. CAMP USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Italy-based CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, is moving this month from Broomfield to Golden. The new facility will house CAMP USA's offices, and handle inventory and shipp...

Hear ye, hear ye!! Your Board Of Directors is extremely pleased to announce the 2016 IABA Annual Award winners. These awards were announced and distributed at the Christmas Party last week. A huge congrats to all the winners!! And, if you missed the party, you missed a grand time!   IABA Outstanding Member of the Year - Joe & Nick CapraI...

For 60 years, Valente's Deli Bakery and Italian Market has been a staple in the Westminster community. Known for its homemade Italian sausage and cannolis, Valente's isn't a place where customers are rushing in and out — it's a place where people are greeted by a friendly staff, including father and son owners Larry and Dino Valente who consider se...

By Frank Antosiewicz A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation LLC to market their products in the United States and Canada. Baruffaldi Plastic Technology srl, Engin Plast srl and Comav srl have formed the network called North Italian Plastic Technology, also known as NIP-Tech. &n...

With its economy in ruins after World War II, Italy turned to artists and designers to rebuild and rebrand itself as a source of luxury goods.   Fashion shows in a Florentine palace set the world abuzz. A dozen young designers sent gorgeous young women sashaying through a Renaissance salon in sleek satin gowns, silk day dresses, saucy toread...