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EDITORIAL: Declining steel numbers are stark reminder of need for new economic path

The numbers show a staggering decline, especially for longtime region residents who remember when steel was king in Northwest Indiana.

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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

Great Lakes steel production rises by 6,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.

July 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 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
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan both defines and sustains us. It was formed by glaciers moving more than 1 million years ago across the Midwest, carving vast gauges in their paths. The massive trenches eventually filled will water from the melted glaciers.

July 18, 2014 1:32 pm

Great Lakes steel production leaps up by 23,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region surged to 677,000 tons last week, and exceeded last year's pace for the first time in 2014.

July 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.

July 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

July 11, 2014 5:30 am

Great Lakes steel production ticks up by 2,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up to 654,000 tons last week, but overall U.S. steel production dipped slightly.

July 08, 2014 12:00 pm

Great Lakes steel production rebounds by 17,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region jumped up to 665,000 tons last week.

June 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Ford looks beyond steel but says it's still a big customer

Ford looks beyond steel but says it's still a big customer

Ford has come up with a new Lightweight Concept car that makes greater use of aluminum and other alternative metals, but company officials say the automaker isn't giving up on steel.

June 23, 2014 5:42 pm Photos

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Great Lakes iron ore shipments pick back up

Great Lakes iron ore shipments pick back up

Iron ore shipments to Midwestern steel mills are down 26 percent so far this year, after an unforgiving winter choked the Great Lakes with the thickest and most extensive ice in decades.

June 17, 2014 11:24 pm

Great Lakes steel production drops by 44,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 648,000 tons after two Northwest Indiana blast furnaces went offline.

June 17, 2014 12:00 pm
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

Visclosky, Congressmen call for end to steel dumping

U.S. Rep Pete Visclosky is calling for a crackdown on illegal South Korean imports of oil and gas drill pipe that have already led U.S. Steel to shutter two plants.

June 16, 2014 10:30 am Related
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

June 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting. Industry recruitment focuses on women to diversify its workforce.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Andrew Sweeney of Matteson, Ill., worked at the ArcelorMittal steel mill in Burns Harbor after taking classes at Prairie State College as part of the Steelworkers for the Future program.

June 13, 2014 2:51 pm
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