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A $26.5 million expansion project recently began at the Barilla Group's manufacturing facility in Ames, Iowa. The company, which makes the world's top-selling brand of pasta, launched the project to install two new production lines dedicated to gluten-free pasta.   In addition, raw material storage and related packaging and palletizing equip...

Silicon Valley in California and Silicon Alley in New York are not the only tech ecosystems in America where an Italian entrepreneur can find exciting opportunities to grow. It depends on the kind of business you are into. That's the lesson learned by Davide Rossi, a 38-years-old Italian mechanical engineer from Badia Polesine, a small town close t...

This spot in Colorado's Vail Valley is so picturesque that a family stopped at nothing to build their home here - even if it meant shelling out $1 million just on the driveway. The Italian-inspired mansion, which has incredible 360-degree views across the mountains, has now gone on the market for a tidy $29.5 million. Homeowner Dick Rothkopf,...

di Mario Platero   Potrebbe essere il testo di una canzone di Giorgio Gaber: San Siro, il tram numero 15 per Corso Vercelli, la Pizzeria Da Gino che ha lasciato il segno indelebile per la bontà della pizza nel ricordo di un teenager americano che ha passato la tarda infanzia e prima adolescenza a Milano.   Ma neppure Gaber avrebbe pot...

In America fanno furore le maximoto definite «cruiser», cioè adatte ai viaggi comodi sulle lunghe distanze. Lì ci sono molti mezzi a due ruote di produzione locale che rispondono a queste esigenze, ci sono le classiche Harley Davidson, e andarle a sfidare sul loro terreno è una mossa da meditare bene.   Adesso la Moto Guzzi sbarca negli Stat...

The impetus for many non U.S.-based companies to build facilities in the U.S. is to be closer to customers. Sometimes it's to be closer to a particular industry or supply chain.    The INglass Group SpA earlier this week announced it chose West Michigan as its new North American headquarters in order to capitalize on the growing market...

In conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 we offer an event highlighting the history, philosophy and the work of Brunello Cucinelli.   Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian company in the fashion industry that produces luxury products. Known for its cashmere products, Brunello Cucinelli is now...

Pizza is an Italian specialty, but the secret ingredient may be U.S. hard red spring wheat. In fact, Italy is Europe's largest importer of U.S. hard red spring wheat, and six Italians are heading to Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota August 2 to 9, 2014, to investigate this year's crop as part of a U.S. Wheat Associates trade team.   The te...

A North Loop Minneapolis retailer is partnering with a Minnesota entrepreneur to launch a linen and home collection this month. Colette Jaffe is launching her self-named line of bedding, bathroom and home accessories manufactured in Italy's Tuscany region. Upscale men's retailer Martin Patrick 3 is the collection's exclusive retailer.  ...

by Jean Caspers-Simmet Dennis Bollig, Dragotec USA president, reflected on the history of the business he and his wife, Darlene, grew on their farm. The Bolligs introduced the Drago GT corn head to the news media Nov. 10 at their rural Fenton location at the same time Olimac, the Italian company that manufactures the corn head, introduced it...

by Jim Hammerand   A Versace brand plans to open its third U.S. location and the first in the Midwest at Mall of America late this fall. Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo Srl will be on the first floor of the Bloomington megamall's west side. Founded by Alessandro Versace in 2001, the Italian-made brand sells women's ready-to-we...

The Vice Consulate of Italy in Kansas City together with the Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National will again be organizing the Italian Motorsports Show at the 2015 Festa Italiana at Zona Rosa. This fourth installment of "Motori in Piazza" will be held on Sunday, May 31, Noon to 3pm. Here is the flyer. As with Festa Italiana, admission is free. &n...