Italy-based plastics compounder So.F.Ter. Group has announced plans to build its first plant in America. The new business, based in Lebanon, Tenn., will be dedicated to the production, development and sale of engineering plastics based on polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers, and other advanced solutions for the U.S. market, the compa...

by Emily R. West The timer started chirping on Matthew Antonovich's phone in his back pocket. Looking up from pounding out his pasta dough, he strides toward the oven, the smells providing only a sampling of what's to come. "I do all of this myself," he said, reaching toward the handle. He then resets the timer on the bread.   "This is...

April 3, 4 pm/7 pm in CDT. Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen - 712 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis 38117. Celebrate family with all your friends. Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen is hosting an event sponsored by Rena Chiozza, Bill Lucchesi and the UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation where the proceeds go to the Columbus Statue Relocation Project.&...

Former longtime Dover Attorney Alfred (Fred) Catalfo, Jr. has written and published his autobiography, "Undefeated: Scored On Once." The book is available on Amazon (www.amazon.com). It is described as a story which outlines the many highs and lows in his life and how he has remained fearless, determined and undeterred by his critics.  ...

This summer, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a lineup of exciting public programs in conjunction with the presentation of Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, an exhibition that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post–World War II recovery years to the present day. Program highlights include a con...

Del Conca USA said Monday that it would spend $30 million to expand its porcelian-tile manufacturing operation in Loudon, adding 40 jobs. The Italian manufacturer built a new facility in the Sugarlimb Industrial Park that opened in 2014, with employment of about 175 workers planned. The expansion will add two production lines to make larger ti...

Italian gun maker Beretta said Wednesday that Tennessee's support for gun rights was a major factor in its decision to build a manufacturing and research facility in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin. The $45 million plant is projected to be complete this year and create 300 new jobs.   Gun rights were "the first criteria for deciding to...

In just two years since it opened its U.S. production facilities, Del Conca USA, a subsidiary of Del Conca Group based in Italy, has put in motion plans to double its capacity of porcelain tile production from 32 to 65 million square feet per annum. Even with excellent early indicators, this increase is happening even faster tha...

by Abby White   Five years ago, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosted the only U.S. presentation of the Victoria and Albert Museum's superb The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957, which chronicled a celebrated era of fashion marked by the debut of Christian Dior's groundbreaking "new look" and a subsequent burst of cre...

Italian cops are hunting the American eBay trader who's selling a priceless brick, believed stolen from the ancient city of Pompeii, for just $99.   Police in Naples want to speak to the person from Lobelville, Tennessee, who is auctioning off a stone taken from the world famous archaeological site in the 1950s.   Read more   S...