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MANUFACTURING: Shipments rising despite weather, logistical challenges

MANUFACTURING: Shipments rising despite weather, logistical challenges

A Hammond service center, which is one of the largest distributors of tin mill and coated steel products, is starting to see 5 to 6 percent increases in sales. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

Manufacturing has been doing fairly well, and should see continued strength going into 2014, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

The manufacturing sector continues to improve, and the steel industry in particular has been buoyed by strong auto sales, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing doing a little better, but improvement incremental

MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing doing a little better, but improvement incremental

Soft demand and overcapacity issues have been nagging the steel industry, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related
Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine believes all jobs are not created equal.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Steel: Forging a future

Steel: Forging a future

"We are competitive."

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Choppy recovery causing turbulence in sector

MANUFACTURING: Choppy recovery causing turbulence in sector

Manufacturing activity in the United States is following a similarly volatile pattern as it continues to recover from the impact of the Great Recession.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Activity not 'bad,' but slowdown apparent

MANUFACTURING: Activity not 'bad,' but slowdown apparent

After a solid seven months of the year, Roy Berlin said product volumes shipped from his steel service center have been down in recent months.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

SCHERERVILLE | From his office window, Joel Chermak can get a visual confirmation of what financial statements for the company tell him on a daily basis.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Steady improvement in business expected in '12

MANUFACTURING: Steady improvement in business expected in '12

Steel service center executive Roy Berlin said the energy, mining and automotive sectors are continuing to lift domestic manufacturing and it is benefiting companies in Northwest Indiana.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: European headwinds to remove some luster from sector

MANUFACTURING: European headwinds to remove some luster from sector

Earnings for companies in the manufacturing sector should improve in 2012 compared to last year, steel service business owner Roy Berlin said.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Dips in orders may create undertainty in industry

MANUFACTURING: Dips in orders may create undertainty in industry

Manufacturing activity is continuing its improvement from previous months on the back of sectors including automotive and energy, Roy Berlin said.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Certain segments showing growth to buoy construction

MANUFACTURING: Certain segments showing growth to buoy construction

Roy Berlin said his customers, which are users of steel, are doing better than they were in the throes of the recession a few years ago.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Manufacturing sector in the last three months/next three months

Manufacturing sector in the last three months/next three months

Manufacturing sector in the last three months/next three months

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Sales expected 'slightly' higher on orders

MANUFACTURING: Sales expected 'slightly' higher on orders

The owner of a Hammond steel processor and service center said his customers are expecting higher sales as a result of increased activity and orders.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
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