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Pratt bond issue endorsed by utility board

VALPARAISO | Up to $10 million in economic development revenue bonds will be issued in late December or January for the construction of a sewage pretreatment facility at the new Pratt Industries paper mill.

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Council action boosts Pratt, Thormahlen projects

VALPARAISO | Help for both the Thormahlen and the Pratt Industries projects got City Council approval Monday.

October 27, 2014 7:40 pm

Pratt project projected to boost utilities revenue

VALPARAISO | The water and sewage treatment budgets presented Tuesday for the city's Utilities Board to consider for 2015 calls for modest increases in revenue and expenses, but it might be considered a worst case scenario.

October 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Valpo redevelopment panel to borrow up to $15 million

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission began the process of issuing up to $15 million in bonds for a series of projects, including possible incentives for a major business prospect the city hopes to land.

October 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Valpo board sends fluoride recommendation to council

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board on Tuesday voted to send to the council its recommendation to continue fluoridation of the city's water supply.

September 24, 2014 11:35 am
Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erupted Thursday in a protest involving more than 100 union members.

August 28, 2014 11:45 am
Pratt to open Gary warehouse

Pratt to open Gary warehouse

GARY | Pratt Industries may hire up to 30 workers by 2016 to man a new warehouse in Gary.

August 13, 2014 5:00 am

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Pratt gets needed variances for paper mill

VALPARAISO | The only complaint Pratt Industries' various variance requests garnered Thursday was from Tom Stoner, the farmer who sold the property on which Pratt is building its $200 million paper mill.

August 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Pratt paper mill plans head to Valpo BZA

Pratt paper mill plans head to Valpo BZA

VALPARAISO | Construction on the Pratt Industries paper recycling mill is underway, and the company will be in front of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday to seek several variances for the $290 million project.

August 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo forced to change wellfield plans

VALPARAISO | The city's plans for a new wellfield to the north have taken a turn to the southeast.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
COMMERCE: Manufacturers, national retailers eye Porter County

COMMERCE: Manufacturers, national retailers eye Porter County

With renewed interest in national retailers and a recent groundbreaking for a manufacturing facility, commerce in Porter County is looking up, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

RDA grant helps Valpo prepare for Pratt expansion

VALPARAISO | To get ready for the increased sewage to be generated by the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Utilities Board voted Tuesday to accept a grant for the upgrade of the Horseprairie Avenue pump station.

April 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Valpo approves contract for UV disinfection upgrade

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a $304,357 contract Tuesday with MWH Americas Inc., of Chicago, for the design of a new ultraviolet disinfection system at the sewage treatment plant.

April 23, 2014 4:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Salesman-in-chief fires up vast sales staff

DOUG ROSS: Salesman-in-chief fires up vast sales staff

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence calls himself not just the state's commander-in-chief, but also "salesman-in-chief."

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

VALPARAISO | Indiana's infrastructure got a financial boost Thursday when Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation designating up to $400 million for road projects during an appearance at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Valparaiso University.

March 27, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

VALPARAISO | Pratt Industries is investing close to a third of a billion dollars — believed to be the largest business investment in city history — to build the world's most technologically advanced recycled paper mill.

March 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Warring, Rev. Porter named to Valpo ethics panel

VALPARAISO | The city's Ethics Commission has two new members.

March 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Valpo preparing for U.S. 30, Ind. 49 growth

VALPARAISO | With the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected growth along the Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 corridors, Valparaiso's Utilities Board is expecting more sewage in the coming years.

February 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

VALPARAISO | After a decade in office, Mayor Jon Costas said Valparaiso has evolved "from good to great," but he sees the city's future bringing "opportunity like never before."

January 28, 2014 4:06 pm Photos

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