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Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

U.S. Steel, Chicago-based JMC Steel Group and seven other companies have pressed the case for more than a year that they have not been able to reap the benefits of the booming U.S. shale oil and gas sector because of a flood of heavily subsidized imports.

August 22, 2014 2:06 pm
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Steel is essential part of new economic path

GUEST COMMENTARY: Steel is essential part of new economic path

Recent reports addressing the decline in steel jobs in Northwest Indiana fail to paint a complete picture. What’s missing in discussions of the need for a new economic path is that the steel industry — and ArcelorMittal in particular — is taking the necessary actions to improve our competiti…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

U.S. Steel brightened its outlook after narrowing its loss in the second quarter despite the toll harsh winter weather took on its local flat-rolled operations.

July 29, 2014 3:22 pm
Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Related
Study: Steel dumping puts half a million jobs at risk

Study: Steel dumping puts half a million jobs at risk

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.

June 16, 2014 6:26 pm
Blast furnaces idled at local steel mills

Blast furnaces idled at local steel mills

Two blast furnaces at Northwest Indiana mills have gone out of commission.

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Imports surge, grab 27 percent of market share

Imports surge, grab 27 percent of market share

Imports are gobbling up an even bigger slice of the steel market in the United States after rising by 15 percent in April.

May 27, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Steel jobs under attack, Visclosky says

Steel jobs under attack, Visclosky says

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. 

May 22, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Steel industry must remain strong

Steel is the backbone of the region's economy, and there are signs of back pain again.

May 15, 2014 6:00 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Falk’s secret weapon in pushing frontiers

JOHN DAVIES: Falk’s secret weapon in pushing frontiers

Do you agree an innovative business model in one industry can sometimes be used in another?

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ArcelorMittal USA exec named chairman of steel trade association

ArcelorMittal USA exec named chairman of steel trade association

An ArcelorMittal USA executive has been elected chairman of the steel industry's largest and oldest trade organization.

May 05, 2014 12:00 pm
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
STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

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.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: There's a world outside NWI's steel walls

DOUG ROSS: There's a world outside NWI's steel walls

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.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am

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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