The numbers show a staggering decline, especially for longtime region residents who remember when steel was king in Northwest Indiana.
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.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.
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.
If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.
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.
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.
Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.
Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.
U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.
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.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region jumped up to 665,000 tons last week.
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.
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.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 648,000 tons after two Northwest Indiana blast furnaces went offline.
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.
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.
U.S. Steel facility in Portage.
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.
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.
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