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ArceloreMittal cuts weight out of pickups

ArceloreMittal cuts weight out of pickups

Currently, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor complex in East Chicago, shown here, is the company's only facility in the western hemisphere that makes Usibor and Ductibor. An aluminizing line at Indiana Harbor West, the former LTV mill, has been cranking out the high-strength metals for automakers…

September 19, 2014 10:55 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan both defines and sustains us. It was formed by glaciers moving more than 1 million years ago across the Midwest, carving vast gauges in their paths. The massive trenches eventually filled will water from the melted glaciers.

July 18, 2014 1:32 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

June 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting. Industry recruitment focuses on women to diversify its workforce.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago is the city's largest and most popular festival.

April 16, 2014 5:47 pm
Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.

March 25, 2014 11:00 am
The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times Media Co. serves Northwest Indiana and Chicago's southeast suburbs in Illinois. The company publishes The Times, nwi.com and specialty publications such as Shore and BusINess magazines.

February 26, 2014 4:32 pm
Gary Airport

Gary Airport

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved an historic 40-year privatization deal for development and airfield operations at the lightly-used airport.

January 27, 2014 12:00 pm
New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning an industrial use for the lakefront site and is instead picturing boats, homes and bike paths.

December 03, 2013 3:19 pm
New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

The exact impact of the Environment Protection Agency's proposed rule is unclear. Coal-fired plants such as the State Line Generating Plant in Hammond, shown here, have already been closing in recent years.

December 03, 2013 3:19 pm
East Chicago Marina

East Chicago Marina

A $17 million RDA matching grant for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative in East Chicago will help fund the first phase of the work, which includes improvements at Jeorse Park Beach and the East Chicago Marina, shown here, as well as street and overpass work and demolition of vacant properties.

November 19, 2013 3:03 pm
E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

East Chicago is pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor, shown at the lower middle portion of this photo. The East Chicago port would be located on the east side of the peninsula j…

August 27, 2013 3:29 pm
E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

The city of East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan. The port would be located on the east side of the peninsula jutting out into Lake Michigan, where many of ArcelorMittal's steel-making facilities are located.

August 27, 2013 3:23 pm
U.S. Steel Yard

U.S. Steel Yard

The U.S. Steel Yard is shown from an aerial view in 2011.

August 06, 2013 3:14 pm
ArcelorMittal reports lower earnings, cuts profit

ArcelorMittal reports lower earnings, cuts profit

ArcelorMittal's East Chicago facility is shown last fall. ArcelorMittal posted a loss of $780 million over the last three months, the fourth straight quarter that the world's largest steelmaker has lost money.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Steel

U.S. Steel

U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility is shown. U.S. Steel is launching Project Carnegie, an attempt to find savings and grow revenue. Teams at all U.S. Steel facilities, including at East Chicago, Gary and Portage, are looking to identify cost-cutting measures and other ways the company can impr…

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

U.S. Steel has prevailed in an eight-year legal battle that began at Gary Works and ended up being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

ArcelorMittal's East Chicago facility is shown. London-based Brand Finance recently declared that the steelmaker has one of the top 300 brands in the world.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace off-line

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace off-line

The Carbonyx buildings at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary are shown in 2012.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Carbonyx

Carbonyx

The Carbonyx buildings at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary are shown last fall. The steelmaker announced Wednesday it was abandoning the project and writing down $210 million in investment.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
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