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Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

June 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting. Industry recruitment focuses on women to diversify its workforce.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.

March 25, 2014 11:00 am
Gary Airport

Gary Airport

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved an historic 40-year privatization deal for development and airfield operations at the lightly-used airport.

January 27, 2014 12:00 pm
E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

East Chicago is pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor, shown at the lower middle portion of this photo. The East Chicago port would be located on the east side of the peninsula j…

August 27, 2013 3:29 pm
ArcelorMittal reports lower earnings, cuts profit

ArcelorMittal reports lower earnings, cuts profit

ArcelorMittal's East Chicago facility is shown last fall. ArcelorMittal posted a loss of $780 million over the last three months, the fourth straight quarter that the world's largest steelmaker has lost money.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Steel

U.S. Steel

U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility is shown. U.S. Steel is launching Project Carnegie, an attempt to find savings and grow revenue. Teams at all U.S. Steel facilities, including at East Chicago, Gary and Portage, are looking to identify cost-cutting measures and other ways the company can impr…

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

U.S. Steel has prevailed in an eight-year legal battle that began at Gary Works and ended up being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

ArcelorMittal's East Chicago facility is shown. London-based Brand Finance recently declared that the steelmaker has one of the top 300 brands in the world.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace off-line

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace off-line

The Carbonyx buildings at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary are shown in 2012.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Portage blessed with location, access

Portage blessed with location, access

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, shown during calm waters last September, is a popular spot during high winds, when waves are spectacular.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Grow economy through investment, collaboration

Grow economy through investment, collaboration

Shipping is a vital part of Northwest Indiana's economy, as this September photo of the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal shows.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Marquette Park in Gary

February 01, 2013 10:39 am
A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

February 01, 2013 10:40 am
Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

ArcelorMittal's facility in East Chicago is shown. ArcelorMittal forecasts steel shipment will rise by 3 percent this year. 

February 01, 2013 10:40 am
A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

The Lake Michigan shoreline along Marquette Park in Gary.

February 01, 2013 10:37 am
BP has fueled resurgence in Whitiing

BP has fueled resurgence in Whitiing

BP's Whiting Refinery expansion has pumped billions of dollars in the economy, boosting its Whiting's economic prospects.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
BP project wind-down will involve big layoffs

BP project wind-down will involve big layoffs

The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is on schedule to wrap up in the second half of this year, with attendant layoffs of construction workers expected to affect employment in that sector.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
BP Whiting Refinery project getting closer to completion

BP Whiting Refinery project getting closer to completion

The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is on schedule to wrap up by the end of the year. The project is now about 95 percent complete.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
BP

BP

An aerial view of BP's Whiting Refinery is shown. BP revealed Tuesday that it made a net profit of $5.5 billion in the third quarter, more than offsetting the $1.34 billion loss reported in the previous three months when the company wrote down the value of some assets. It was also 5 percent …

October 09, 2012 1:00 pm
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