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Italian hose manufacturer FITT Group is building its U.S. headquarters in Mooresville, a move that's expected to create 144 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday. "Opening our facility in Iredell County and North Carolina was the right decision," Alessandro Mezzalira, president and CEO of FITT Group, said in a statement. "The environment is con...

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph L. Raia has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Raia will play in the leadership of the 17,000-member section that has representation from over 100 countries worldwide. Joseph L....

All of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 supercars are special but the 430 Scuderia is even more special than most. Ferrari unveiled the hardcore, track-focused variant of the F430 back in 2007 with Michael Schumacher famously playing a role in its development. While it was later succeeded by the 458 Speciale and then the 488 Pista, the 430 Scuderia remains...

Since the beginning of time, humans have pigeonholed each other by race, religion, gender and wealth, which has resulted in discrimination. There are many pathways that can and must be taken to reduce systemic racism and prejudice. But I see no pathway to eliminate latent discrimination; humans will always pigeonhole. There continues to be systemic...

Global packaging maker Serioplast US LLC will establish production operations in Red Springs in a project that will create 46 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, which manufacturers rigid plastic packaging for a wide variety of consumer goods, plans to invest $9.42 million in its new North Carolina presence...

The Ferretti Group is expanding its reach within the US through its plans to build a service centre dedicated to their American customers, according to Italian financial news source Il Sole 24 Ore. Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group explained that through investments worth 15 million dollars made over a period of five years, the Group will...

Other than a single visit by then-Gov. Nathan Deal in 2017 and a smattering of locally led trade missions, Italy hasn’t seen the same level of recruitment interest from Georgia as other European locales like Germany and even the Netherlands.  Yet somehow, investment from the European Union’s third largest economy has emerged as a major force for jo...

Our newly appointed Italian Consul in Miami, Cristiano Musillo, is an  offical of great initiative and promotional vigor.  After visiting Atlanta, back in January, Mr. Musillo decided to re-open the local chapter of the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce. The choice of the person leading this new institution could not be better or more appropriat...

Italian architect Antonio Citterio has opened the doors to the first residence at Arte, his first US building. The 12 storey residential building in the shape of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residences to the sought-after oceanfront location. Inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s modern architectural heritage, the majestic building is layered with te...

Since the word “sud” translates to “south” in both Italian and French, it’s a fitting moniker for a novel arts and antique shop on Magazine Street. Sud (4021 Magazine St.) celebrates Sicily, Italy, while also embracing the culture of New Orleans — a Southern city that’s famous for its French heritage and also brimming with Sicilian flavors. The tra...

A funny thing happened in 1992. Italian designer Gianni Versace came to Miami to visit his sister Donatella, whose then-husband was from nearby Hollywood, Fla. With some time to sightsee, Gianni asked his cabdriver to take him “somewhere good.” He was dropped at the corner of Eighth Street and Ocean Drive. The rest is history. This past December, t...

Twenty years ago, Giorgio Armani launched his interior design collection, Armani/Casa, bringing his sleek, opulent Italian design beyond closets and into the living rooms of homes around the world. Ten years after that, he opened an Armani hotel in Dubai, followed by Milan shortly after. Now, the 85-year-old designer is moving into luxury condomini...