Georgia-Pacific this week announced that it would sell its European nonwovens business to Pennsylvania-based Glatfelter for $185 million, pending regulatory approval. The deal for Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH would include the factory in that German city, as well as sales offices in France and Italy. Some 220 Georgia-Pacific workers will become Glatfelter employees if and when Read more
It was a good thing Robert Fabbrini kept up his Italian. The general manager at Atlanta Brewing Co., the company behind Red Brick Brewing, had studied the language in school, but he never expected it to lead his company into an export journey. In 2013, when Red Brick got an off-the-wall call by an Italian Read more
Switzerland is known for punctual trains that you can set your clock by, but few know that the country itself is a microcosm of a timekeeping device, says Andreas Maager, the outgoing Swiss consul general in Atlanta. Mr. Maager says Switzerland is like a watch, one of its most famous exports, and not just because of a manufacturing sector known Read more
Jagdish Sheth was a refugee from Burma in the early years of his life, his family having fled from the invading Japanese. Then in India, his sisters — prevented by culture from fulfilling their own ambitions — noticed his propensity for learning and encouraged him to continue his education. Hardships and hope shaped the man who is now a chaired marketing Read more
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica is planning to hire 1,000 new workers, mainly in production and warehousing, as it adds manufacturing to a longstanding wholesale warehouse in metro Atlanta. The publicly traded company has operated the Henry County property for 20 years, but the company announced on an earnings call in 2015 that it planned to double the size of its distribution Read more
Originally conceived to broaden its study abroad and student exchange curriculum, Kennesaw State University’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was honored Feb. 28 in Washington by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) with its 2017 Innovation Award. The Duke University-based association recognized the KSU program for “effectiveness” and for the connections it established Read more
Ryan Kurtz, who is just over a year into his role as honorary consul general for Italy in Atlanta, has been honored by the King Center for his contributions to international understanding. Mr. Kurtz, an attorney at Miller & Martin PLLC, received the inaugural Dream Forward Community Service Award, which recognizes those who have supported the King Read more
The Italian Trade Commission’s Atlanta office was shuttered last year and the responsibility for Georgia brought back to the Miami office where it could be more efficiently operated, the nation’s consul general told Global Atlanta. But that by no means indicates a lack of interest in Georgia and the five states and numerous Caribbean territories Gloria M. Bellelli serves from Read more
It’s not often that you can eat, drink and be merry and support education in the process, but that’s the opportunity Kennesaw State University is offering on an upcoming trip to Italy.
Italy’s new honorary consul in Georgia is aiming to raise the profile of a country that has a heavy business influence here that hasn’t been fittingly recognized.