Frank Lewis moves a load to another location at Swanel Beverage in Hammond.
Jean-Claude Evans fills nitrogen tanks at Swanel Beverage in Hammond.
Swanel Beverage owner Ed Roviaro, second from left, is joined by his sons Steven, left, E.J. and Philip Roviaro inside the Hammond plant
A worker fills nitrogen tanks at Swanel Beverage in Hammond in May. Northwest Indiana lost 5,500 manufacturing jobs during the economic downturn, and has yet to get them back. The area's concentration in manufacturing accounts for the slow recovery, an Indiana University Northwest economist found.
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