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Business Cheetah 9-17
Workforce getting taste of Italy
Ashley Vandagriff waits on customers Friday at the Boyd Christian food booth. A sophomore at the school, Ashley says she probably wont become a waitress. She is eyeing a career in dentistry.
I’ve mentioned a couple times in this column the possibility of an Italian company locating in McMinnville as an expansion of its European operation.I’m now pleased to announce that company, Real Mech Inc., has finalized plans and will be moving into the former Precision Engineering Building at 145 North Industrial Park Drive. Real Mech manufactures and refurbishes molds that are sold to tile flooring companies.The business is owned and operated by brothers Simone and Gianluca Bardelli, who have taken over for their father who opened it 51 years ago. Simone was in McMinnville on Wednesday to discuss his impending launch with Industrial Development Board director Don Alexander.“In Europe, every house, every airport, every shopping center is made with tile,” said Simone, who said the popularity of tile has soared in America.