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...
Buzzi Unicem USA recently announced that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded three of its cement manufacturing plants the ENERGY STAR® designation for their superior energy performance. Buzzi’s plants in Selma (MO), Maryneal (TX), and Chattanooga (TN) received the honor. This is the second consecutive year that these plants...
Blupura Srl says that hydrocarbon (HC) natural gases are one of the most climate-?friendly and cost efficient refrigerants to heat, cool and freeze. Within the Greenpeace report, the first page explains what natural refrigerant gasses are, and their application in the market. The biggest markets for HCs are domestic refrigerators and freezers. Isobutane is used in 100% of all new home fridges in...
Italy's Flame Spray S.p.A., an international leader in making thermal spray coatings, will establish its new production facility in Laurens County, South Carolina. The $9.2 million investment is expected to generate more than 50 new jobs over the next five years and establish a state-of-the-art thermal spray coating facility within the country. {pagebreak} The U.S. operations will be carried out...
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According to Italy's federation of Italian machinery manufacturers' associations, Federmacchine, based on data from Italy's census bureau, ISTAT, exports of Italian machinery to Germany rose by 41.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011, reaching a value of EUR 415mn (USD 587.82mn). Exports to markets outside of the EU, were noted as follows: 32.8% for the US, 62.5% for Brazil, 92% for...
Exports of Italian machinery have risen 37% during the first quarter of 2011, compared with the same period last year, according to the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT). Compared with growth during 2010, the number of Italian exports has increased by 27%. Italian machinery manufacturers will be looking to build on this success at ITMA in September. Approximately 320...
CORPUS CHRISTI - Governor Rick Perry announced today that a M&G Group, a PET resin manufacturer, has chosen Corpus Christi for its latest plant. According to a news release, "the expansion is expected to create at least 250 direct jobs at the facility, and generate several millions in capital investment." The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation believes the facility will...
Italian machinery maker Amut has acquired Comer Engineering, which manufactures sorting and treatment lines, to create Amut Ecotech. Amut says the acquisition will allow it expand its product range so will offer lines that can be placed upstream of its own products for washing and recycling thermoplastics. Comer Engineering is based in Maserada sul Piav, Italy, and manufactures equipment for...

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