Representatives from the town of Munster and Homewood Suites break ground Thursday for the new Homewood Suites, which will be built on the north side of the Lake Business Center. The 99-room Hilton suites extended stay hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2014.
MUNSTER | A symbolic groundbreaking Thursday for the new Hilton Homewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel signaled the start of major development in the northwest section of the Lake Business Center.
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.
Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.
HAMMOND | Karen Banes, of Hammond, recently received a Cargill Cares Volunteer Award for her outstanding volunteer service. Banes has volunteered for four years as a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 518.
PORTAGE | Allen Hagan is hoping everyone will come out to see the new community garden at Woodland Park.
EAST CHICAGO | An employee at Cargill Inc. in East Chicago suffered serious injuries Wednesday night after a bundle of steel plates fell from a crane, trapping his legs underneath, officials said.
A local United Steelworkers contract negotiating committee and Cargill Inc. representatives will head back to the bargaining table as employees from the company's Hammond facility rejected a tentative contract agreement reached earlier in the month.
HAMMOND | Cargill is planning routine maintenance work at its Hammond plant beginning Oct. 8, the company announced Wednesday.
HEBRON - The Porter County 4-H club will learn about the dangers of life on the farm. On May 9 at 7 p.m. Lauren Hardin, Cargill outreach coordinator, will teach kids the importance of identifying hazards in rural areas at Hebron Elementary.
Thanks to mild winter weather, The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled cargo from a lake vessel in January for the first time since 2006.
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled cargo from a lake vessel in January for the first time since 2006. Mild weather made it possible for the "James Kuber" to travel to and dock at the Portage port, said Port Director Peter Laman.
Ivy Tech Community College has developed a new program to provide Indiana companies with customized employee training.
Cargill technicians Victor Cruz, left, and Charles Johnson demonstrate a system check on an air conditioning unit at the plant in Hammond. Cruz and Johnson, along with other technicians, received training from Ivy Tech Community College for the latest heating and cooling certifications.
HEBRON | The town is looking for a partner in salt.
PORTAGE | Manufacturer Cargill provided thousands of dollars recently to support the reopening of a food pantry at the Spring Valley Homeless Shelter.
Unionized hourly and maintenance employees at Cargill Inc.'s Hammond manufacturing plant authorized its contract bargaining team to call a strike at its discretion Thursday.
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