Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.
Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.
Too many people are still out of work, a local labor leader said.
Stringent fuel-efficiency standards have pitted steel against rival metals in a race to make cars, trucks and SUVs lighter.
Bring up manufacturing, and it might conjure mental images of shuttered factories or grimy, soot-smudged workers filing out of mill after a long shift.
CHICAGO | People might picture steel mills as dirty, smoke-belching factories, but that's not the modern-day reality.
A blast furnace is smelting molten metal again after a glitch earlier this month at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, where the Luxembourg-based steelmaker operates two mills.
East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor.
ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.
GARY | Federal agencies descended on Gary Tuesday for an economic development forum where local officials called for more collaboration to move the entire region forward.
Work remains steady at Northwest Indiana’s major manufacturers, but a local union leader said the number of job would increase if there were more construction projects and infrastructure spending.
Twenty workers will lose their jobs when an aluminum maker shuts down its Hammond plant at the end of the month.
The steel industry continues to struggle despite rising orders from automakers, who have added third shifts and new employees to keep pace with their turbocharged sales.
There are a number of characteristics to the pattern of settlement in the Calumet Region, one of which is the importance of certain ethnic customs and another is the custom of women.
Randy Hall Jr. never wanted to work in the mill.
University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine believes all jobs are not created equal.
"We are competitive."
Attendees of the Steel Success Strategies XXVII Conference last month had reasons for pessimism and optimism based on the presentations made.
Northwest Indiana business executives are seeing the signs of a sustained -- yet slow -- economic recovery in the region this year. But the 22-member Times Board of Economists is split on how quickly challenges such as elevated unemployment will be resolved.
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