Every Thursday, in conjunction with USGlass magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, an Italian company makes its way into the U.S.

In the June 1987 issue of USGlass, machinery company Bavelloni ran an advertisement announcing the formation of BGM Diamond Tools Inc. “Bavelloni goes American” the ad’s headline read, before listing the company’s capabilities and product line.

USGlass magazine - September 1987
USGlass magazine – June 1987

A lot has happened in relation to Bavelloni in recent years. Finland-based Glaston purchased Z. Bavelloni Immobiliare S.p.A. in 2003, and earlier this year, Glaston Group announced it ceded the preprocessing machines division of Glaston Italy to the company’s Italian managers. Glaston Italy has since been renamed “Bavelloni SpA.” That prompted the Bavelloni family to clarify where all parties stood in their relationship with the company.

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