HAMMOND | A Hammond-based steel service center won a major national award, and a few other steel companies with local ties also picked up top honors.
A Hammond service center, which is one of the largest distributors of tin mill and coated steel products, is starting to see 5 to 6 percent increases in sales.
The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.
Manufacturing has been doing fairly well, and should see continued strength going into 2014, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.
The manufacturing sector continues to improve, and the steel industry in particular has been buoyed by strong auto sales, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.
Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.
Soft demand and overcapacity issues have been nagging the steel industry, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.
MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.
The steel industry continues to struggle despite rising orders from automakers, who have added third shifts and new employees to keep pace with their turbocharged sales.
"We are competitive."
Follow The Times
Request a quote
Jack & Vernon's Septic Service is here to help you out! We…
Buying, selling, or trading jewelry?? We have got you covered at J&J Coin & Stamps!! Click here now to see!!
For 50 years we have been buying, selling, and trading jewelry…
Mirar Development, Inc. understands the importance of your pleasure and the functionality of your home... Click here for more details.
Mirar Development, Inc. is the ultimate choice for elegant cus…
Should new garbage trucks burn compressed natural gas instead of diesel?