Franco Rossi, president of Aquafil USA Inc., still seemed a little amazed that his company has grown from the 15,000 square feet it first occupied to its current 132,000 square feet when he announced its $25 million expansion in Cartersville March 14. In the late 1990s, John Whittenberg, president of Southern Yarn Dyers Inc., had Read more
The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive. Nevio Boccanera, the chamber’s executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have “bottom-up” support for such an initiative. “We first must understand if there would be Read more
The Coca-Cola Co. announced on Jan. 22 that it is awarding $50,000 in a challenge grant to a special group of young leaders from Rome and Nairobi, Kenya, to support the study habits of students in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing them with solar lamps to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns. Coke announced the grant at this Read more
The Italian company BravoSolution S.p.a. has announced that it has opened an office in Atlanta to provide its cost analysis and strategic sourcing capabilities to firms in the Southeast. The Atlanta office at 5555 Glenridge Connector is the company’s 15th. Others are located in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York; Milan and Rome, Italy; Schiphol Centrum, Read more
“We have to work hard to be well-represented. I really get my feelings hurt when other countries are better represented than my country,” Mrs. Turner said.
While Italy’s government is in a state of gridlock, its activist ambassador to the U.S., Claudio Bisogniero, is encouraging Italians living in Georgia to form networks to reinforce already healthy bilateral relations. Besides visiting with the Italian business community and local economic development and chamber officials in Atlanta March 27, Mr. Bisogniero met with professors from five Georgia universities at Emory University.
Calhoun-based flooring giant Mohawk Industries Inc. has agreed to purchase Marazzi Group, an Italian tile manufacturer, for 1.17 billion euros, about $1.5 billion. The acquisition will make Mohawk the world leader in ceramic tile and is to provide inroads into markets where Marazzi is strong, such as Russia, Italy, France and Spain. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013, Read more
Kennesaw State University has received approval from University System of Georgia to sign a 25-year lease in Montepulciano, Italy, for a new facility housing its study-abroad programs in the historic Tuscan town known for its wines.
Carol Odom, an undergraduate at Clayton State University from Riverdale, received the first place award for her photo of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, in the university’s annual photo contest for students enrolled in its 2011 study abroad program.
Blarney Castle dates back to the mid-15th century and has attracted millions of visitors, many of whom have kissed its Blarney stone, which legend has it imparts eloquence.