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ArcelorMittal cuts weight out of pickups

ArcelorMittal cuts weight out of pickups

ArcelorMittal has proven there's more than one way to put a pickup truck on a diet.

September 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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JOHN DAVIES: Looking for next generation of pioneers

JOHN DAVIES: Looking for next generation of pioneers

As automakers look at systems that can robotically pilot a car, and Chicago launches digital manufacturing, it may seem silly to ask where the next generation of pioneers will come from.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

Manufacturing continues the slow, steady improvement that has characterized the sector over the last few years, Berlin Metals President Boy Berlin said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
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
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