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STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

Demand for steel was relatively flat in the United States in 2013, but AcrelorMittal is expecting a 4 percent increase in demand and shipments this year.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

The steel industry got a boost from strong car sales in 2013, which hopefully should continue into this year, said Susan Zlajic, manager of government affairs at ArcelorMittal USA Inc.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
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car

car on the road wiht motion blur background.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am
'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal continues legal fight over high-strength steel

ArcelorMittal is appealing a recent court ruling that three rival steelmakers did not violate its patent for a special type of aluminum-coated high-strength steel that is made in Northwest Indiana for the auto industry.

January 08, 2014 12:45 pm
Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Different nuts with nutcracker

December 19, 2013 5:43 pm
Trade commission says no to steel dumping

Trade commission says no to steel dumping

Antidumping tariffs will keep China, India and other countries from flooding the U.S. market with hot-rolled steel for at least another five years.

December 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Steelmakers hoping to see more metal in bridges, undercarriages

Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.

December 02, 2013 5:50 pm
U.S. Steel to shutter two coke batteries at Gary Works

U.S. Steel to shutter two coke batteries at Gary Works

GARY | U.S. Steel is shutting down half of the coke batteries at Gary Works as part of an overall cost-cutting strategy the company is pursuing after failing to turn an annual profit in five years.

October 30, 2013 12:09 pm
U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

PORTAGE | Metal that just received rust-proofing piles up in the cavernous warehouse of U.S. Steel's plant in Portage, ready to be trucked off to factories throughout the Midwest.

October 26, 2013 9:25 pm Photos

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Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

HOBART | In recent years, local steelmakers have made major investments in automated systems that scan the metal's surface for any flaws, to better meet the increasingly exacting standards of automakers and other customers.

October 22, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Steel executive to discuss how to revive the metal markets

Nucor president and chief executive officer John Ferriola will keynote an annual dinner and awards banquet for metal industry professionals.

September 06, 2013 10:30 am
St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.

August 25, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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STEEL: Global conditions have been challenging for steelmakers

STEEL: Global conditions have been challenging for steelmakers

Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

An observation point in the center of Magnitogorsk, Russia, provides a breathtaking view of the Ural River, with gray and orange smoke rising above the rows of pipes on the opposite bank.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Miller Beach home offers minimalist luxury

Miller Beach home offers minimalist luxury

A member of the Mies van der Rohe Society, George Rogge adhered to the architect’s philosophy when he began designing his Miller Beach home; a modernist three-story house with floor to 12-feet ceiling sheaths of glass providing panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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House and Grounds: Miller Beach home offers minimalist luxury

House and Grounds: Miller Beach home offers minimalist luxury

A member of the Mies van der Rohe Society, George Rogge adhered to the architect’s philosophy when he began designing his Miller Beach home — a modernist three-story linear house with floor to 12-feet ceiling to floor sheaths of glass providing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the surrou…

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wine Caddy Sculptures from H & K Recycled Metal Art

Wine Caddy Sculptures from H & K Recycled Metal Art

Wine Caddy Sculptures, from H & K Recycled Metal Art, are unique hand-crafted metal art pieces made from recycled steel and copper by European artisans and sell for $29 to $119 at Winecaddys.com.  

March 28, 2012 6:30 pm
pile of used cars

pile of used cars

A lot of used cars in the junkyard

October 25, 2011 9:25 am
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