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Steel framing association aims to raise construction standards

Steel framing association aims to raise construction standards

If you're going to build an apartment, hotel or assisted living facility, you could stack wood on concrete platforms or use a steel frame.

October 14, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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ValPLAYso moves forward

ValPLAYso moves forward

VALPARAISO | Parks Director John Seibert and Kaye Frataccia, leadership co-chair of ValPLAYso The Next Generation, showed Irene Malasto and her daughter Judy Leetz around the grounds of the build out on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of volunteers worked to build the new playground.

October 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Odds improving for Indiana land-based gaming

INDIANAPOLIS | The Legislature's gaming study committee appears poised to recommend Indiana's permanently docked riverboat casinos be allowed to move on land adjacent to their current sites.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
I Make America Harley Tour rumbles into town

I Make America Harley Tour rumbles into town

MICHIGAN CITY | Congress has approved short-term stopgap highway funding for years, instead of a long-term transportation bill that would spell out exactly how much roadwork would be done on the interstates over the next four years.

September 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Northwest Indiana industrial market heating up

Northwest Indiana industrial market heating up

After a slight setback this winter, Northwest Indiana's industrial real estate market has surged back to its highest point in years.

September 26, 2014 6:06 pm Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 82: Proud union home sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 82: Proud union home sign

You see them in Hammond, in Hobart, in Highland and Gary and Griffith and Portage, and all across the region.

September 25, 2014 12:05 am
Governors State dedicates new science, health wing

Governors State dedicates new science, health wing

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University on Friday dedicated new classrooms for the science and health programs after 21 years of planning.

September 05, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Steve Kasper, left front, department chair of Building Construction & Industrial Technology, demonstrates using a sledgehammer on Aug. 27 as students dismantle a house before rebuilding it at South Suburban College in South Holland. 

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Shaqeia Johnson, of Hammond, hammers nails out of a board in her carpentry class on Aug. 27 at South Suburban College in South Holland. 

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Donnie Giles, of East Hazel Crest, practices stick welding beads on a plate in his Highway Construction Careers Training Program class on Aug. 27 at South Suburban College in South Holland. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a need for 875,000 high-tech industrial jobs by 2020.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Darius Smith, of Calumet City, hammers nails out of a board as he works Aug. 27 on tearing down a house in a carpentry class at South Suburban College in South Holland.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Donnie Giles, of East Hazel Crest, practices stick welding beads on a plate on Aug. 27 in his Highway Construction Careers Training Program class at South Suburban College in South Holland. It's a 12-week, 450-hour program aimed at helping students get started with a career in the trades. SS…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Charles Rodriguez Jr., of Lansing, left, and Lekeif Sudor, of South Holland, take a break outside their welding booths during their Highway Construction Careers Training Program class at South Suburban College in South Holland. SSC is one of 12 schools around the state of Illinois to offer t…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Current classes for future jobs

Current classes for future jobs

Darius Smith, of Calumet City, left, Justice Allen, of Country Club Hills,  and Kendell Godfrey, also of Calumet City, work on tearing down a house in their carpentry class Aug. 27 at South Suburban College in South Holland. Local colleges are offering classes in the trades to close a coming…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Current classes for future jobs

Current classes for future jobs

Adjunct welding instructor Lisa Moran, left, watches as Lemoyne Smith, of Chicago, practices stick welding beads on a plate on Aug. 27 in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program at South Suburban College in South Holland. Training in the trades, such as carpentry and welding, offer…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
CONSTRUCTION: Business strong, inflation weak

CONSTRUCTION: Business strong, inflation weak

Four years of steady improvement have kept construction workers on the job and low price inflation on materials is making life a little easier for for owners and customers.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

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.

August 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am
NIPSCO upgrading equipment, facilities

NIPSCO upgrading equipment, facilities

NIPSCO's Mike Hooper gave The Times a tour of one of its electric modernization projects, which will upgrade its grid and improve reliability.

August 09, 2014 5:00 pm

73rd Avenue Bridge over I-65 closed for two weeks

MERRILLVILLE | The 73rd Avenue Bridge over Interstate 65 closed Monday for two weeks of repairs and maintenance, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives said.

July 28, 2014 6:27 pm
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