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Great Lakes steel production ticks up slightly

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up slightly to 569,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 1.3 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Great Lakes steel production falls again after Gary Works idling

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 565,000 tons, and overall U.S. output declined by 3.1 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

April 09, 2014 5:30 am
Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

April 07, 2014 11:15 am

Strike at Neo Industries ends

PORTAGE | A strike ended after seven weeks when workers reached an agreement with Neo Industries.

April 04, 2014 9:00 am

Great Lakes steel production plunges by 66,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region nosedived to 606,000 tons, and overall U.S. output declined by 3.4 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

April 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.

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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Great Lakes steel production rises by 18,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region surged to 672,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 3.1 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.

March 25, 2014 11:00 am
New president named for New Carlisle steel plants

New president named for New Carlisle steel plants

A new president has been appointed to oversee I/N Tek and I/N Kote, a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp. in New Carlisle.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm
Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.

March 23, 2014 6:30 am
Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.

March 22, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

United States Steel Corp. is taking another look at plans to switch to a coke alternative in the steelmaking process, and replacing a blast furnace at a southern mill with a lower-cost electric arc furnace.

March 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Steelworkers elect new director

Steelworkers elect new director

GARY | A new union leader is representing thousands of steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois.

March 22, 2014 5:30 am

Great Lakes steel production declines by 6,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region slipped to 654,000 tons and overall U.S. output dipped by 0.6 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

March 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | In 2013, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was the busiest it had been in years.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Everything about the Gov. Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge is big.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steel production cools off, slides by 7,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region slowed to 661,000 tons and overall U.S. output dipped by 1.1 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

March 11, 2014 12:00 pm

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

Steel production posts big 28,000-ton weekly gain

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region soared to 668,000 tons and overall U.S. output rose by 1.6 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

March 04, 2014 12:00 pm
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