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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 execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: An embrace worth a thousand words

MARC CHASE: An embrace worth a thousand words

If pictures truly say a thousand words, a photo from Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's State of the City address last week should generate enough verbiage to fill this column — and region political reform advocates — with hope.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

PORTAGE | Portage's "plowgate" controversy is raging on.

January 25, 2014 6:39 pm
BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Former Gary Works manager retiring amid management overhaul

Former Gary Works manager retiring amid management overhaul

GARY | A former general manager at Gary Works is retiring amid a shake-up of executive management at U.S. Steel.

December 12, 2013 4:00 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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U.S. Steel to offer rare tours of the Midwest Plant in Portage

U.S. Steel plans to offer rare tours of a local steel mill when an international summit comes to town.

September 30, 2013 12:00 pm
New U.S. Steel leader faces tough challenges

New U.S. Steel leader faces tough challenges

U.S. Steel recently overhauled its leadership after years of losses and a cement-booted stock price that has sunk by about 90 percent since 2008, but an analyst warns a turnaround will not be easy.

September 14, 2013 5:00 am
Steelmakers looking to cut costs

Steelmakers looking to cut costs

ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel have been working on streamlining operations after a prolonged economic slump has kept them from being profitable, and the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker plans to review labor costs at all its facilities.

August 11, 2013 6:00 am 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

Porter County crime briefs

+Portage resident reports burglary

December 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Economic development group outlines goals for coming year

PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. will focus next year on educating its membership about economic development.

December 08, 2012 6:45 pm

Former Portage elementary principal sues district over firing

HAMMOND | A former elementary school principal is suing Portage Township Schools, claiming she was fired so the district could replace her with a younger man.

October 25, 2012 3:56 pm
People make Portage the place to live, do business

People make Portage the place to live, do business

PORTAGE | Covering the walls of Mike Lovings business are sponsorship plaques of Little League baseball, Junior Miss softball and Portage Youth Basketball teams, among others.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

Kasper to run for Portage City Council

PORTAGE | Joseph Kasper announced his intentions to run for the Portage City Council District 4 seat on the Democratic primary ballot.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Fundraiser set for Portage City Council candidate Henderlong

PORTAGE | A fundraiser will be held for Portage City Council candidate Rick Henderlong. Henderlong, a Democrat, is running for the 1st District seat in the May primary.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
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