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MINORITY AFFAIRS: Enforce local, minority labor participation

MINORITY AFFAIRS: Enforce local, minority labor participation

With each spring comes opportunities for workers in the construction industry. However, in nearly every major American metropolitan area, these perennial employment and business opportunities blossom for suburban workers but largely die on the vine for so-called minorities and inner city dwellers.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
VA checks not in the mail

VA checks not in the mail

The work was finished nearly two years ago, but outstanding bills still haven't been paid to many of the subcontractors that built a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Crown Point.

July 13, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Cedar Lake, Wheatfield contractors under fire in Hobart

HOBART | A Cedar Lake contractor faces $4,000 in fines unless he corrects mistakes made while constructing a homeowner's retaining wall.

May 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Hobart officials looking at ways to protect residents from issues with contractors

HOBART | The city is limited in what it can do to protect residents from potential problems with contractors, City Attorney Anthony DeBonis said.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Gary man sees progress to get residents on projects

It may take a few months, but a Gary man hopes that recent protests at a construction site in his city leads to more Gary residents and minority subcontractors being tapped to work on government-funded projects.

December 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Handful of residents want to back up sewer work in Gary

GARY | A small group of protesters sought to halt construction work on a sewer rehabilitation project Monday as a sign of displeasure with the lack of city residents on key construction projects.

November 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Strike tactics cross line, roofing company owner says

Strike tactics cross line, roofing company owner says

It has been more than a week since members of a Merrillville-based union went on strike following an impasse in contract negotiations with local contractors.

June 10, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Fronius anticipating end of year move-in in Portage

Manufacturing company Fronius USA could have its new North American headquarters in Portage completed and up and running by year's end, project officials said.

March 23, 2012 11:15 pm Related

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Fronius anticipating end of year move-in in Portage

Manufacturing company Fronius USA could have its new North American headquarters in Portage completed and up and running by year's end, project officials said.

March 23, 2012 12:30 pm Related

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Hobart keeps close check on contractor licensing

Homeowners hiring contractors for home repairs or projects need to do their homework or face the consequences, George Rainey said. Those could include having the project torn down or paying hefty fines.

September 02, 2011 11:00 am

Hobart keeps close check on contractor licensing

HOBART| Homeowners hiring contractors for home repairs or projects need to do their homework or face the consequences, George Rainey said.

September 01, 2011 10:00 pm

Officials tout benefits of labor pacts to private sector

Union officials hope project labor agreements associated with high-profile construction in the region will help create confidence and inspire the private sector to use them.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am

Local building unions make a play for PLAs with municipalities, developers

A Northwest Indiana group representing unionized building and construction trade workers has a New Year's resolution to secure more job commitments for its members.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am
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