Can The Veneto Keep It Up?

Go to Alfa Cabel's factory outside Padua any Saturday morning these days, and the place will be humming with activity. Normally, the 60 workers who help turn out Alfa's yearly output of 11 million electrical cables sleep in on Saturday. "But orders have been so strong we've been working around the clock for the last three months," says Alfa Chief Executive Guistina Destro.

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