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Plastic container company planning LaPorte factory

LAPORTE| A plastic container and tray company plans to hire up to 19 workers at a new factory in LaPorte.

October 06, 2014 3:00 pm
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

Indiana leads nation in manufacturing jobs gains

The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Auto parts supplier expands in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | An auto parts supplier plans to expand its Valparaiso plant, where it will add up to 14 more jobs.

July 15, 2014 2:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress and stage story relate for 'Mill Fire,' now in final week

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress and stage story relate for 'Mill Fire,' now in final week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress ready for stage story of factory tragedy

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress ready for stage story of factory tragedy

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana vying for $10B Boeing airplane plant

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is among 15 states, including Illinois, competing for a $10 billion Boeing airplane manufacturing and assembly facility that could employ up to 8,500 workers by 2024.

December 15, 2013 12:38 am
Hershey's Chocolate Kiss-Shaped Street Lamp in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey's Chocolate Kiss-Shaped Street Lamp in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey's Chocolate Kiss-shaped street lamps are a focal point in Hershey, Pennsylvania symbolizing the 108-year-old sweet connection to the community's connection to Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

HAMMOND | Manufacturers can pay factory workers pennies a day in Vietnam, China and other countries, and U.S. companies have often found it tough to compete with such rock-bottom labor costs.

October 17, 2013 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Manufacturing Day aims to show industry no longer involves dirty, back-breaking work

Manufacturing Day aims to show industry no longer involves dirty, back-breaking work

Bring up manufacturing, and it might conjure mental images of shuttered factories or grimy, soot-smudged workers filing out of mill after a long shift.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Auto parts supplier eyes Valparaiso investment

An auto parts maker wants to invest $25 million in a new plant in either Indiana or Ohio, and will pump $2 million into new technology at its existing factory in Valparaiso if it picks the Hoosier state.

October 02, 2013 6:30 am
Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.

September 04, 2013 6:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Liberace would have loved Chicago's Pullman Christmas homes

OFFBEAT: Liberace would have loved Chicago's Pullman Christmas homes

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Time for Chicago's historic Pullman 2011 neighborhood's holiday home tours

OFFBEAT: Time for Chicago's historic Pullman 2011 neighborhood's holiday home tours

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 10, 2011 12:00 am

President should care about the welfare of Americans

I would like to know why President Barack Obama is giving a Russian billionaire $730 million to build a steel factory in Dearborn, Mich. Why wouldn't he want to help the American people instead?

November 27, 2011 12:00 am
Demolition of hosiery factory completed

Demolition of hosiery factory completed

Gary mayor Rudy Clay announced that the demolition of the Bear Brand Hosiery Co. building, which began in October, was finished.

April 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Albanese Candy Factory's Crunch Bear

Albanese Candy Factory's Crunch Bear

The Albanese Candy Factory's Crunch Bear.

January 27, 2011 5:16 pm
OFFBEAT: New Hollywood Casino includes rare celebrity items

OFFBEAT: New Hollywood Casino includes rare celebrity items

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Time for Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood's holiday home tours

OFFBEAT: Time for Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood's holiday home tours

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
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