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Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | In 2013, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was the busiest it had been in years.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Local manufacturing surging, but overall economic growth has been slow

CHICAGO | The local manufacturing sector has been surging lately, but overall economic growth in the U.S. has been slow and anemic, according to an economist who spoke Thursday.

February 13, 2014 2:51 pm
MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

Manufacturing has been doing fairly well, and should see continued strength going into 2014, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

The manufacturing sector continues to improve, and the steel industry in particular has been buoyed by strong auto sales, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

HAMMOND | Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet on Tuesday to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies.

July 16, 2013 12:44 pm Photos

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Foreign investment on the rise

Foreign investment on the rise

Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.

July 05, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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ArcelorMittal USA chief upbeat on U.S. economy 'fundamentals'

ArcelorMittal USA chief upbeat on U.S. economy 'fundamentals'

EAST CHICAGO | The manufacturing sector helped lead the nation's economic recovery in the last few years, but now it may be up to the housing market and consumers to do the heavy lifting, ArcelorMittal USA CEO Mike Rippey said Thursday.

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Infrastructure, job agenda remain key for steel industry

Top U.S. steel industry officials called on Congress and the federal government Wednesday to embrace policies that support the manufacturing sector, which has been key to the country's economic rebound.

March 21, 2012 12:00 pm

Summit to build interest in manufacturing planned in Michigan City

Manufacturing, workforce and education organizations are hosting an event in Michigan City next week as part of an initiative to change the perception that manufacturing isn't a viable career path.

February 20, 2012 9:40 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: "Made in America" makes good business sense

When Labor Day was first celebrated exactly 129 years ago today, no less than 20 percent of Americans went to work in a factory. By 1959, that number had grown to nearly 30 percent and manufacturing was widely regarded as the driving force of the American economy.

September 05, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The reality behind the numbers

GUEST COMMENTARY: The reality behind the numbers

To me, the unemployment rate is more than just a statistic; it's Hoosiers who are struggling to find good jobs in promising industries. They are fighting hard to get back to work.  

September 05, 2011 12:00 am
Jobless rate declines despite employment drop

Jobless rate declines despite employment drop

Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 8.2 percent in April-for the third month in a row, the percentage of unemployed workers in Indiana is lower than the rate in neighboring states. However, total nonfarm employment in the Hoosier state fell by 2,500 and the private s…

May 23, 2011 12:15 pm Related
Jobless rate continues decline despite employment drop

Jobless rate continues decline despite employment drop

The unemployment rate in Indiana fell to 8.5 percent in March, marking 13 months in a row in which the rate was lower than it was a month earlier.

May 21, 2011 12:15 pm Related

Steelmakers look to energy industry for growth

The North American steel industry is continuing its push to serve the energy sector as companies are finding market opportunities with the development of the Marcellus Shale and other exploration efforts.

May 03, 2011 12:00 am

Jobless rate drops in Indiana for 13th-straight month

The unemployment rate in Indiana fell to 8.5 percent in March, marking 13 months in a row in which the rate was lower than it was a month earlier.

April 19, 2011 6:15 pm
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