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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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Valpo approves expansion of TIF districts

VALPARAISO | The recent annexation of the property for the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected annexation of the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development will be added to the city's tax increment financing districts.

January 15, 2014 9:15 pm
Indiana inks record number of business deals

Indiana inks record number of business deals

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency has finalized a record number of incentive deals with Hoosier companies planning to expand their existing operations and out-of-state companies promising to relocate to Indiana.

December 18, 2013 10:41 am Related

Valpo board takes baby steps on Vale Park path

VALPARAISO | After looking at the various pathway projects under consideration, the city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to start small in 2014 until it has a better idea of costs and revenue.

December 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Study finds more recycling would create thousands of jobs

Study finds more recycling would create thousands of jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | The state could add 10,000 new jobs if Hoosiers recycled just a quarter of their trash that currently goes in landfills.

December 04, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Valpo gives economic development post a little Lyp

VALPARAISO | After having a front row balcony seat to observe all the improvements being made in the city's downtown, Patrick Lyp is going to step onto the stage to be part of making new things happen as the city's economic development director.

December 02, 2013 3:09 pm
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