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EDITORIAL: Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI

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.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Author could not find books on gay steelworkers, so she wrote one

Author could not find books on gay steelworkers, so she wrote one

GARY | Two women who worked at a local steel mill hid a secret from their co-workers – they lived together and were romantically involved.

April 07, 2014 5:29 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Top steel executives to talk shop in Indianapolis

Top steel executives, including some from ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel, will discuss the future of steelmaking at an upcoming conference in Indianapolis.

March 05, 2014 6:00 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
STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

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.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Sterling Lumber consolidates operations in Illinois

A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

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.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN DAVIES: ‘Car Wars’ and steel’s weight challenge

JOHN DAVIES: ‘Car Wars’ and steel’s weight challenge

In this time of competition for alternate materials for the next generation of automobiles, I ponder if Northwest Indiana is engaged in a great global drama called “Car Wars.”

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ArcelorMittal will manage the company by region

Steel giant ArcelorMittal is shuffling around management, and will run the company by region going forward.

December 11, 2013 1:30 pm

Steelmakers hoping to see more metal in bridges, undercarriages

Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.

December 02, 2013 5:50 pm
Visclosky, Donnelly testify on behalf of local steel mills

Visclosky, Donnelly testify on behalf of local steel mills

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky and Sen. Joe Donnelly testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday in support of anti-dumping tariffs on hot-rolled steel products from China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Ukraine.

October 31, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel to shutter two coke batteries at Gary Works

U.S. Steel to shutter two coke batteries at Gary Works

GARY | U.S. Steel is shutting down half of the coke batteries at Gary Works as part of an overall cost-cutting strategy the company is pursuing after failing to turn an annual profit in five years.

October 30, 2013 12:09 pm
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
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related

Steelmakers should see improving conditions

Steelmakers that run mills in Northwest Indiana have struggled to make money this year, but the American Iron and Steel Institute's chief executive officer said they should end the year on a more positive note.

September 24, 2013 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Steel needs help against unfair business

An encouraging rise in Lake and Porter county construction projects is welcome news on several levels following years of soft demand in the doldrums of an economic downturn.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am
Rebound in commercial construction should lift up steel industry

Rebound in commercial construction should lift up steel industry

Steel gets put into ship hulls, wind turbines and paint cans, but one of its biggest end uses is in construction.

September 14, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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Gary-based steel fabricator buys Chicago company

GARY | Northwest Indiana-based steel fabricator Refax Inc., has bought a Chicago company that will let it diversify its business beyond the local steel industry.

September 02, 2013 12:30 pm
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