Founded in 1996, Barilla America is one of the leading providers of pastas and sauces in the United States. As a family-owned business, the company is a division of the Barilla Group. It provides food production and brand building services. Barilla America supports a cross training program, as well as maintains a pasta producing plant in Iowa. The Barilla Group is a privately held, family-owned business that was founded in 1877. The company is one of the largest pasta makers in the world. Additionally, it produces more than 4,000 tons of dried pasta daily in over 120 shapes and sizes.