Generations of Northwest Indiana families built their lives around the many jobs that major industries brought to this area more than 100 years ago. The adjacency to the Great Lakes created a transportation hub not only at manufacturing centers in Hammond, East Chicago and Portage, but also …
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ArcelorMittal is appealing a recent court ruling that three rival steelmakers did not violate its patent for a special type of aluminum-coated high-strength steel that is made in Northwest Indiana for the auto industry.
ArcelorMittal has decided to reopen a Tennessee steel finishing plant it had closed three years ago because demand had dropped so much.
There’s been a lot of discussion about regionalism lately. As the current chair of the Northwest Indiana Forum Board of Directors, I am pleased that our efforts reflect regionalism at its best.
Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.
HOBART | In recent years, local steelmakers have made major investments in automated systems that scan the metal's surface for any flaws, to better meet the increasingly exacting standards of automakers and other customers.
U.S. Steel plans to offer rare tours of a local steel mill when an international summit comes to town.
U.S. Steel recently overhauled its leadership after years of losses and a cement-booted stock price that has sunk by about 90 percent since 2008, but an analyst warns a turnaround will not be easy.
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.
GARY | John Lawicki, of Portage, is helping his late father's love of the Indiana Dunes grow and spread to future generations.
U.S. Steel workers listen Friday during the USW Local 1066 Worker Memorial Day ceremony outside of U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility.
Steel workers at U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility bow their heads in prayer Friday during the USW Local 1066 Worker Memorial Day ceremony.
Richard Coy, of Gary plays "Taps" during the USW Local 1066 Workers' Memorial Day ceremony outside at U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility on Friday. Coy worked at U.S. Steel, as did his father and his son.
U.S. Steel workers look through a book containing the names of all the workers who have died in accidents at the mill. The names are also written on the workers memorial wall at U.S. Steel. Local 1066 hosted a Worker Memorial Day ceremony outside of U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility.
GARY | U.S. Steel and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting an open house Thursday afternoon on hazardous waste storage and disposal at the Gary Works site.
United States Steel Corp. officials expect to start up a second module in Gary during late summer to produce a substitute for a critical raw material to make steel.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Police Department and other local agencies have made staffing adjustments after a longtime Merrillville officer has taken a new position.
United States Steel Corp. said Friday its United Steelworkers-represented employees have ratified new three-year collective bargaining agreements.
The United Steelworkers negotiating committee late Saturday night put out a notice for members at ArcelorMittal it is continuing to work on a new contract with the steelmaker.
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