Construction progresses on Community expansion
A yellow crane jutting into the sky above The Community Hospital in Munster signals ongoing expansion there. Officials hoped to start construction in January, but delays in permitting approval pushed construction to start in early March.
Steelworker for the Future®: ArcelorMittal partnership develops next generation
Faced with an aging workforce and a shortage of educated candidates, ArcelorMittal USA followed the lead of sister facility ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario which partnered with Mohawk College in Toronto on a similar workforce development initiative. The Canadian program was recognized for building a community that is stronger, healthier and more resilient in tough economic times where it is necessary to reinvest and reinvent. ArcelorMittal USA introduced its Steelworker for the Future® craft training program to our region in 2008.
No union bust in region
Union membership in Northwest Indiana is holding steady despite membership rates at their lowest level in decades in the rest of the state and the country as a whole.
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Compton Customs, Highland
CJ Compton sees an antique future for his custom furniture pieces. The owner of Compton Customs designs and builds furniture using traditional dovetail joinery and local or exotic hardwood as well as offers special cabinetry work.
Lt. Gov. hopes region’s downstate relationship will improve
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann hopes the Lake County stop on her 92-county "Listen and Learn" tour will help temper the uneasy relationship the region has with downstate.
Malibu winner says car couldn't have come at better time
A couple of weekends ago Anita Douglas noticed The Times on her kitchen table was open to an ad for a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Sweepstakes. She turned to her 11-year-old son and said, "Wow! Free car. We could use one." On Friday, she was doing something she never imagined: picking up her free 2013 Chevy Malibu.
Survey ranks Indiana best state for business in the Midwest
Indiana is the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth-best nationwide according to a survey by Chief Executive magazine of more than 500 chief executives. The magazine's ninth annual Best & Worst States survey asked CEOs to evaluate states based on business tax policies, regulation, workforce quality and livability factors.