If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.
U.S. steelmakers have collectively lost $3.6 billion over the past five years. They are getting slammed by imports from state-bankrolled foreign competitors that are so heavily subsidized they don't have to worry about turning a profit.
Two blast furnaces at Northwest Indiana mills have gone out of commission.
Imports are gobbling up an even bigger slice of the steel market in the United States after rising by 15 percent in April.
The American steel industry is under attack, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky said while warning Washington regulators about the threat posed to U.S. steelmakers by government-subsidized imports from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Steel is the backbone of the region's economy, and there are signs of back pain again.
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An ArcelorMittal USA executive has been elected chairman of the steel industry's largest and oldest trade organization.
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.
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.
The oft-cited but still impressive statistic is that more steel is made in two counties — Lake and Porter — than in any other entire state.
Steel executives were in Washington recently to push for additional spending on infrastructure. That's what the nation needs to give a strong boost to the economy.
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We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.
Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.
Top steel executives, including some from ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel, will discuss the future of steelmaking at an upcoming conference in Indianapolis.
Manufacturing has been doing fairly well, and should see continued strength going into 2014, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.
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.
A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.
When my daughter was 5, our family began playing Monopoly. It has been her favorite game. For a while, we called her Trump Jr. When explaining real life issues to her, I often refer back to the game.
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