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Dewey Pearman

New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.

December 05, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Construction sector likely to improve slightly

Construction sector likely to improve slightly

Because there is a lack of good data sources on future construction activity, forecasting construction spending is an “ear to the ground” and “word on the street” process.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dewey Pearman

Dewey Pearman

Dewey Pearman is executive director of the Construction Advancement Foundation.

January 23, 2013 6:55 pm
NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

MERRILLVILLE | Economic forecasters point to a period of growth in the next six months for Northwest Indiana. The report was delivered at the Construction Advancement Foundation’s (CAF) Annual Northwest Indiana Economic Report and Outlook meeting on Wednesday, November 14.

November 19, 2012 10:00 pm

Construction group plans new safety training facility

PORTAGE | This year alone, about 2,000 union trades people have taken safety classes through Construction Advancement Foundation Inc.

September 10, 2012 12:00 am
Local industry, trades strive to attract talented workers, students

Local industry, trades strive to attract talented workers, students

The NWI Business Roundtable, an independent, nonprofit council of local firms, is committed to improving construction and maintenance projects in Northwest Indiana.

February 19, 2012 7:30 am Photos

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Local industry, trades strive to attract talented workers, students

Local industry, trades strive to attract talented workers, students

Mike MacDonald, of Kouts, began working at Gary-based Pangere Corp. 15 years ago as an apprentice ironworker.

February 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County developing north and south

Lake County developing north and south

Development in Lake County is beginning to pick up steam, with blueprints placed on the shelf during the recession now working their way through local planning departments and other projects already breaking ground.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Big projects to lift NWI construction, officials say

Plans for maintenance activities and building projects by some of Northwest Indiana's largest employers are expected to buoy construction activity next year, two local construction industry leaders said.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am
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