We have seen some economic progress in the region but we must ensure it continues.
PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.
PORTAGE | Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC has finalized a deal to buy 23.38 acres of land for a new factory at the AmeriPlex at the Port business park.
PORTAGE | A local company will seek a tax abatement from the Portage City Council when it meets Tuesday night.
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.
The MonoSol operations plant in Portage. The growing company plans to hire 100 more employees over the next 18 months and to build another manufacturing facility.
MERRILLVILLE | More and more people are using single-load detergent packets when washing their dishes or doing their laundry -- instead of measuring out the cleaning agent and maybe spilling some in the process.
MERRILLVILLE | A Fortune 50 consumer goods giant recognized a Merrillville-based company that makes water soluble films for detergent packets.
Manufacturing has been rebounding in Indiana, and factory owners who had been skittish are again willing to spend toward the growth of their businesses, a new Indiana University report concludes.
LAPORTE | A Northwest Indiana company is planning a $39 million expansion of its operations in LaPorte.
MERRILLVILLE | A ceremonial breaking of a sake barrel, called a Kagamiwari Ceremony, was held Thursday to celebrate the purchase of Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC by the Japanese manufacturer Kuraray.
MonoSol LLC CEO P. Scott Bening, far left, along with Kuraray Group President Fumio Ito, center, and other company representatives use mallets to break the tops of casks of sake during a Kagamiwari Ceremony celebrating the two companies' merger in Merrillville. The Japan-based Kuraray Group …
Japanese manufacturer Kuraray has agreed to acquire Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC, the companies announced early Tuesday.
PORTAGE | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman toured MonoSol LLC's operations plant in Portage on Thursday where the growing manufacturer of dissolvable plastics makes its product.
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman last week toured MonoSol LLC's operations, where the growing manufacturer of dissolvable plastics makes its product. Skillman said MonoSol also produces military and household products.
MonoSol CEO Scott Bening, left, speaks with Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman during her visit Thursday at the MonoSol plant in Portage. The manufacturer has its headquarters in Merrillville.
MonoSol CEO Scott Bening speaks with Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman during her visit Thursday to the dissolvable plastics company in Portage.
The Monosol LLC operations plant in Portage earned a visit Thursday from Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman for its success and growth. MonoSol is hoping for help from Congress and the federal budget to further push one of its newer creations, a biodegradable product that combats dust.
Most of us wouldn't think twice about dropping a small packet of detergent in our dishwashers or laundry machines, but maybe we should.
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