A Barcelona-based company supplying components that absorb vibration to reduce noise in car interiors has pledged to spend $12 million on an Augusta factory, hiring 45 people. Spain’s Acoustics and Insulation Techniques makes soundproofing materials for the automotive and building sectors, counting among its customers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — all of which have manufacturing […]
Georgia State University has tied for sixth place among top research universities in the U.S. to receive grants under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program of the U.S. State Department during the 2017-18 academic year. Georgia State tied with Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and two institutions of the University of California system and ranked among […]
GSMA, a London-based, global association of 800 mobile network operators, has long seen Atlanta as its beachhead into North America. Finally, it’s own offices are inside the city limits.
As he has so many times in the past few years, Mayor Kasim Reed once again issued a statement Aug. 17 condemning terrorist attacks in Europe. This time, it was Barcelona, the Spanish city that preceded Atlanta in hosting the Olympic Games. On Aug. 17, a terrorist plowed a rented van into tourists along the popular La Rambla […]
Book(s): Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hoschchild, The Girl From Krakow by Alex Rosenberg and Winter Is Coming by Garry Kasparov Reviewed by: Jorge Fernandez, vice president of global commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber I felt there were too many great books to write a single review this year. However, by coincidence I came across […]
Reviewed by Jacqueline Jones Royster, Ivan Allen Jr. Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology and Dean, Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech: Emeralds of the Alhambra is the first in a series entitled the Anthems of al-Andalus. It is a wonderful story of love, political intrigue, and adventure set in Medieval Spain, primarily in Granada and its surroundings during a time when the area was vibrantly multi-cultural and multi-lingual.
Atlanta-based payment processor Global Payments Inc. and its Spanish partner, CaixaBank, have launched a new joint venture with an Austrian bank, Erste Group, to expand services in to Central and Eastern Europe. Based in Vienna, Erste has 16 million clients across 2,800 branches in seven countries. The joint venture has plans to enter Romania, the […]
At Clayton State University, educating the community about the performing arts reaches far beyond campus grounds. The school’s second annual Summer World Music Festival, which features weekly a different artist or performing group from around the globe, has returned this year to expose students and families to a range of international sounds and cultures. Melanie […]
Vanderlande Industries, the Dutch manufacturer of baggage handling equipment, has purchased a Spanish firm and its assets, including a Georgia factory that it will keep in operation. Dinamic Industrial Business will be folded into a new Spanish subsidiary, Vanderlande Industries Santpedor S.L., which will continue developing the firm’s manufacturing facilities and selling its existing products: the Scannojet system for inspecting carry-on luggage, curved conveyors […]
Atlanta officials, including executives from some of the city’s top technology companies, are making the city’s case as a mobility hub at the GSMA Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona. A “Why Atlanta?” panel discussion on March 3 will feature AT&T Mobility President & CEO Glenn Lurie, Atlanta Falcons CTO Jared Miller, AirWatch by VMware Chairman Alan Dabbiere and Coca-Cola Co. CTO Jim Scholefield. Reed Peterson, the Atlanta-based global head of […]