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Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

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 …

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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BP CEO: Lake Michigan spill 'has been set aside'

BP CEO: Lake Michigan spill 'has been set aside'

BP's first quarter profits fell in the first quarter, but the energy company is ramping up production at its Whiting refinery and does not expect significant fallout from its recent oil spill into Lake Michigan.

April 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.

March 28, 2014 10:45 am Related
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Sterling Lumber consolidates operations in Illinois

A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm
New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.

December 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Today's workers need more training, education

Today's workers need more training, education

Years ago, Northwest Indiana residents could get out of high school and find work at a mill or on the factory floor.

August 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Drivers who filled up with bad BP gas can file claims

Drivers who filled up with bad BP gas can file claims

Fort Wayne resident Ronna White's sport-utility vehicle has not run right since she filled it up with bad gas from the BP Whiting Refinery last year.

August 20, 2013 4:00 pm

Crews staking out path of new oil pipeline

MERRILLVILLE | An estimated 500 employees of Enbridge Energy Partners LP would swarm into Hobart if the company's new Line 6B oil pipeline ever started leaking into the Deep River.

August 14, 2013 12:40 pm
Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Work on the $3.8 billion modernization of BP's Whiting Refinery will wind down this year, but a big maintenance project on a gasoline-producing unit is slated for early next year.

August 10, 2013 4:00 pm
BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

Energy giant BP saw profits slip in the second quarter, sliding to $2.7 billion over the last three months from $4.2 billion in the first quarter.

July 30, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

High gas prices have squeezed the wholesale and retail gasoline industries, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of Luke Oil.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

HAMMOND | Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet on Tuesday to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies.

July 16, 2013 12:44 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: International ties boost Hoosier economy

DOUG ROSS: International ties boost Hoosier economy

Isolationists often cite President George Washington's Farewell Address, in which he warns of the dangers of "foreign entanglements." That advice no longer works. Indiana, not just the nation, is already intertwined with the world.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
Foreign investment on the rise

Foreign investment on the rise

Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.

July 05, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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BP settles lawsuit over bad gas

BP settles lawsuit over bad gas

BP has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad gas that came from the Whiting Refinery last summer.

July 01, 2013 5:45 pm
Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

HAMMOND | Motorists should see some relief at the gas pumps when the massive $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is completed by the end of the year.

June 20, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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