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SSC approved for new manufacturing certificate program

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College has been notified by the Illinois Community College Board of their approval for a new Manufacturing Basics 16-hour Certificate, effective immediately. SSC plans to roll out the new credit program at the start of the fall semester on Aug. 18.

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Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm

State pledging $425,000 in tax incentive to Ill. company moving to Gary

GARY | The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is pledging $425,000 in conditional tax credits to an Illinois company moving to Gary.

July 08, 2014 8:50 am
The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Times Media Company’s annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium celebrates its seventh year of highlighting diversity awareness and the network of resources available in the Calumet and Northwest Indiana region. The event this year takes place at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on June 25.

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Midwest Metals expanding in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Midwest Metal Products is expanding operations at the manufacturer's Michigan City facility, the Michigan City Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 10:30 am

Popcorn facility expanding in Jasper County

RENSSELAER | ConAgra Foods announced plans Wednesday for a nearly $9 million expansion of its popcorn operations in Jasper County, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2015.

June 11, 2014 10:05 am
'Most advanced aerospace facility in the world' taking off in LaPorte

'Most advanced aerospace facility in the world' taking off in LaPorte

LAPORTE | One of the world's largest aluminum makers plans to build the "most advanced aerospace facility on earth" in LaPorte to meet a soaring demand for jet engine parts.

May 29, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Steel industry must remain strong

Steel is the backbone of the region's economy, and there are signs of back pain again.

May 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership had plummeted by 24 percent in Indiana over the last decade, and fewer than one out of every 10 Hoosier workers now belong to a union.

May 03, 2014 9:43 pm
Digital lab will be 'Facebook,' 'App Store' of manufacturing

Digital lab will be 'Facebook,' 'App Store' of manufacturing

CHICAGO | In 2012, the Department of Defense could not fill orders for 40,000 kinds of parts, because no one placed a bid.

May 02, 2014 11:39 am Photos

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Microsoft executive will talk tech in manufacturing

SOUTH HOLLAND | A Microsoft executive will outline the future of technology in manufacturing at an upcoming luncheon.

April 26, 2014 10:37 am

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations of its subsidiary, Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, in LaPorte.

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Keller making 'sweet music' on shop floor

JOHN DAVIES: Keller making 'sweet music' on shop floor

Harmony is something we normally associate with music, but Don Keller applies it to the factory floor.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

April 07, 2014 11:15 am

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related

EDITORIAL: Low-skill jobs are disappearing fast

The Times reporter Joseph Pete's story on Northwest Indiana's manufacturing sector last Sunday should be required reading for all high school students.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Ross Group wins national awards

PORTAGE | A local development and commercial construction firm has picked up three national awards. The Ross Group won a Top 10 Builders of the Year Award, a Volume Award for 2013 and an Accumulated Volume Award for sales over the past few years from Mississippi-based Ceco Building Systems.…

March 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.

March 22, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Indiana needs comprehensive tax study

The Indiana General Assembly this year approved some important business tax cuts, which will have significant impact on economic progress, the quality of life and other daily Hoosier concerns.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am
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