Third-generation family-owned Modern Forge has moved from a rambling complex of 50 buildings in Blue Island to a new state-of-the-art facility surrounded by corn stalks and cattails on the southern outskirts of Merrillville.
MERRILLVILLE | A project establishing a Modern Forge Cos. facility in Merrillville is about a year behind schedule.
MERRILLVILLE | Modern Forge Companies' relocation to Merrillville from Blue Island, Ill., is four to five months behind schedule, but a company official and town leaders remain enthusiastic about the project.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has been such a strong force for economic development that it is easy to forget it has been in existence just seven years.
Steelmakers, the BP refinery, the Indiana Department of Transportation and local communities boosted by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority all had the building bug in 2011, undertaking billions of dollars in construction projects.
MERRILLVILLE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday granted a variance request to allow Modern Forge Cos. to use a gravel access road after an engineer eased the board's concerns about safety and possible damage on Colorado Street.
"An era of greater opportunity has begun" for Northwest Indiana communities willing to seize it, Gov. Mitch Daniels told 320 people at a Munster Chamber of Commerce event. But corruption in local government remains a barrier, he said.
MUNSTER | Gov. Mitch Daniels told 320 people Tuesday afternoon at a Munster Chamber of Commerce event that "an era of greater opportunity has begun" for Northwest Indiana communities willing to seize it.
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