GIMAV reported that in line with the entire capital goods sector, the glass-processing machinery, accessories and special products sector also showed promising signs of growth in 2010. The sector closed 2010 on positive ground, especially due to the industry's hollow glass component which witnessed the revival of some of those investment projects that had been abruptly put on hold between 2008...
Vincor Canada, the country's leading domestic wine producer and marketer announced an impressive plan to upgrade the Niagara (ON) processing capabilities, in order to meet the growing demand for both International/Canadian blended wines and VQA wines made from high quality grapes sourced from local farmers. The recent investment in equipment from Italy include a SIPREM International's continuous...
Custom Polymers PET, LLC announced that it has expanded its PET operations in Athens, AL, adding 70 million pounds of clean post-consumer PET flake to their product line. The Company has made a substantial investment in new processing equipment (much provided by Italy's Amut SpA) and a new 50,000 square foot building. In total, Custom Polymers PET, LLC now occupies 250,000 square feet with...
?Machines Italia representatives hosted an educational seminar on Italy's contribution to the US economy for DePaul University of Chicago Students. Students and faculty present were each given a copy of The Italian Edge: Technology for Sustainability. The seminar was hosted at the Italian Trade Commission Chicago Office on August 30, 2011. Students in attendance represented diverse fields of...
RadiciSpandex Corporation, a subsidiary of Italy's RadiciGroup and based in Gastonia, North Carolina, awarded prizes to students of Kent State University's Fashion School. The award program, "Stretch to the Future" sponsored by RadiciSpandex, is a design competition to crate swimwear, activewear, lingerie and eveningwear utilizing the company's RadElast spandex. RadiciSpandex works with design...
In 1911 Savio Macchine Tessili SpA was founded in Pordenone, Italy. Starting as a machine shop, it is now a global provider of textile machinery. Read more in the July / August 2011 issue of Textile World magazine by clicking on the source link.
The AEF will hold for the first time a plugfest, accompanied by several meetings, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The event is organized with the strong help of the Italian association of agricultural machinery manufacturers, Unione Nazionale Costruttori Macchine Agricole (UNACOMA). It will take place September 20-23, 2011 at the Fiere di Reggio Emilia. One event of particular note is the International...
The second volume "The Italian Edge: Technology for Sustainability" was presented at a luncheon hosted by the State of Nebraska for promoting international trade between the State and foreign countries. Lt. Governor, Rick Sheehy along with receiving a copy, presented one to the Governor of Nebraska, Hon. Dave Heineman. In addition, the book was presented to the Mayor of Omaha Nebraska, Jim Suttle...
The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers at its annual show, AWFS Fair 2011 (July 20-23, 2011) in Las Vegas announced the 2011 recipients of its AWFS Fair Sequoia New Product Awards. The awards not only address creativity and innovation but also leadership in green/environmental product development. This year the list of Sequoia winners included two Italian companies...
The State of Global Manufacturing report is a comparison study primarily between North American and European manufacturers regarding their purchasing preferences as well as future acquisition plans. The methods, practices and sources for the report were developed and executed by the Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with HSM – organizers of the annual World Business Forum. This...

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