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.
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.
U.S. Steel plans to offer rare tours of a local steel mill when an international summit comes to town.
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.
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.
Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.
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PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. will focus next year on educating its membership about economic development.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Joseph Kasper announced his intentions to run for the Portage City Council District 4 seat on the Democratic primary ballot.
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.
PORTAGE | John Cannon, a longtime Portage resident and former president of the Portage Downtown Business Association, announced his candidacy for the 4th District City Council seat Wednesday.
PORTAGE | The Sue Lynch for Portage City Council Committee will host a campaign kick-off fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at American Legion Post 260 on Mulberry Avenue.
PORTAGE | Portage police apprehended a 28-year-old Niles, Mich., man after a brief chase they said started just before noon Wednesday.
PORTAGE | In launching her campaign for a second term as mayor, Olga Velazquez promised to run a positive campaign and continue to do what's best for the city and its residents.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township Food Pantry will be closed Fridays Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 due to holiday school closings.
PORTAGE | Plans have begun on the construction of a new Family Bible Church on Samuelson Road.
PORTAGE | Brendan Clancy received a standing ovation Saturday afternoon as he walked through Bonner Senior Center to take his oath of office.
PORTAGE | The Democrat party has set a caucus to elect a replacement to the Portage City Council District 2 seat.
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