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Scrap yards enlisted in fight against metal thefts

Scrap yards enlisted in fight against metal thefts

Employees of Metro Recycling monitor scrap metal deliveries nonstop on more than a half dozen computer screens mounted in the company's Griffith plant, while still cameras capture photos of every load of scrap weighed.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Region needs to know about steel industry

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Region needs to know about steel industry

This year, my daughter’s third-grade class studied steel manufacturing in their social studies unit. When I was in third grade, we spent most of our time studying state flags, birds and flowers. I was thrilled they were covering a subject that is not only personally important to me but also …

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

Aero Metals President and CEO Robert Stowell holds a ceramic mold "tree" for a part the facility is producing. The LaPorte company manufactures high quality metal parts through a process called investment casting. The company will help lead a Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce seminar T…

January 03, 2013 8:37 pm
LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

High quality metal tools are some of the items produced by investment casting company Aero Metals in LaPorte. The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event Thursday to let companies know about a long time federal program that works with distressed firms on improvement projects.

January 03, 2013 8:37 pm
LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

LaPorte firm casts net for innovation assistance

Workers set ceramic mold "trees" in a bed of sand to cool after being filled with molten steel at Aero Metals in LaPorte. The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event Thursday to let companies know about a federal funding opportunities to better compete with overseas firms…

January 03, 2013 8:37 pm

Illinois steel execs call for Election Day change

OAKBROOK TERRACE, ILL. | Washington has to change the way it does business and may need a change in its leaders to get that done, four metals industry executives said Tuesday at a manufacturing summit.

August 28, 2012 9:00 pm

Hammond among suitors for Munster Steel

Munster Steel is continuing to look for a new home, and Hammond is among the municipalities courting the steel fabrication business. The company is working with a developer to scout sites in Illinois and Indiana suitable for operation.

August 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Hammond among suitors for Munster Steel

Munster Steel is continuing to look for a new home, and the city of Hammond is among the municipalities courting the structural steel fabrication business.

August 10, 2011 6:00 pm
Steel execs air economic, trade concerns to legislators

Steel execs air economic, trade concerns to legislators

Steel industry leaders told a panel of lawmakers Thursday they are struggling to grow jobs with a tepid economic recovery and called on Congress to develop stronger rules targeting unfair trading practices by foreign countries.

May 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Hammond steel facility closing in June

The Columbus, Ohio-based parent of Dietrich Metal Framing in Hammond plans to close the steel processing plant after June 26, according to documents sent to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

May 11, 2011 2:30 pm

Dietrich closing expected in 3 to 6 months

Dietrich Metal Framing in Hammond is scheduled to close within the next three to six months, a spokeswoman from Dietrich parent company Worthington Industries Inc. said.

March 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Hammond steel processor Dietrich to close

A Hammond steel processing facility is closing as a result of a plan announced by its parent company Tuesday.

February 24, 2011 7:30 am

Grains soar as Russia bans exports

Grain prices continued to explode this week, as Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced a ban on Russian grain exports from Aug. 15 through the end of 2010, leaving many buyers of Russian wheat in a state of panic to cover their needs. The export ban was enacted to preserve domestic…

August 06, 2010 2:28 pm
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