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.
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.
Dewey Pearman is executive director of the Construction Advancement Foundation.
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.
PORTAGE | This year alone, about 2,000 union trades people have taken safety classes through Construction Advancement Foundation Inc.
The NWI Business Roundtable, an independent, nonprofit council of local firms, is committed to improving construction and maintenance projects in Northwest Indiana.
Mike MacDonald, of Kouts, began working at Gary-based Pangere Corp. 15 years ago as an apprentice ironworker.
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.
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.
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