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Students often overlook manufacturing as a career path, but Manufacturing Day hopes to make them more aware of the option.
Third-generation family-owned Modern Forge has moved from a rambling complex of 50 buildings in Blue Island to a new state-of-the-art facility surrounded by corn stalks and cattails on the southern outskirts of Merrillville.
Most Northwest Indiana cities and towns lost residents last year as the region's population continued to migrate south and east.
A steel processing and logistics business in Gary wanted to go big, and decided it might as well go as big as possible.
After a slight setback this winter, Northwest Indiana's industrial real estate market has surged back to its highest point in years.
RIVERDALE | An explosion rattled ArcelorMittal Riverdale Thursday night.
Northwest Indiana does fish fries right.
Average gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.39 a gallon after the BP Whiting Refinery and other refineries stopped making the more expensive summer blend gasoline.
Companies in the inaugural class of NWI Tech Foundry, a new startup accelerator in downtown Valparaiso, aim to create a job website for adjunct professors, protect the mobile devices of school-age children, and send high-altitude balloons up to the cusp of outer space.
Beemsterboer Slag Corp. has closed down its petcoke storage operation in Chicago and sold its Calumet Transload Facility at 2900 E. 106th St. after an ongoing crackdown.
You see them in Hammond, in Hobart, in Highland and Gary and Griffith and Portage, and all across the region.
SCHERERVILLE | An upscale burger restaurant is opening its first Northwest Indiana location in Schererville, but two more will follow soon.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region ticked down to 687,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry rose slightly last week.
Unemployment dropped slightly in Northwest Indiana last month, though jobless rates bounced around in different communities.
The vintage mid-century modern sign, brightly blue and red, beckons to drivers heading east on Ridge Road.
HAMMOND | Rochelle Weathersby landed a job at Lear Corp.'s seat-making factory in Hammond three years ago.
SCHERERVILLE | Two longtime Northwest Indiana businesses have merged to form the Meyers Glaros Group, a one-stop shop for insurance and employee benefits.
Today, Cincy is perhaps better known for its nine Fortune 500 headquarters, its well-regarded universities, its divisive chili, its much celebrated Great American Ballpark and more.
ArcelorMittal has proven there's more than one way to put a pickup truck on a diet.
Grab a burger and fries, for a cause.
Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.
Who wouldn't want to hear that they're beautiful?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $986,190 to community health centers in Northwest Indiana.
SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.
One of Northwest Indiana's newest craft breweries boasts several creatively named beers.
HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rebounded to 689,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry dripped slightly last week.
GARY | The region's top innovators have figured out how to get feed to flow well in a feed bin, curb all light pollution in a community and make gummy bears that don't freeze in ice cream.
MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won best bartender in the world last month.
GARY | The largest steel mill in Northwest Indiana has abandoned a longtime plan to make a cheaper, more-reliably priced alternative to a raw material needed for steelmaking.
Lakeshore Public Media is sponsoring the third annual upcoming Professional Women's Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.
Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.
PORTAGE | The Construction Advancement Foundation, a regional trade association based in Portage, landed a $154,124 federal grant for worker training.
HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.
CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.
EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.
HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry.
The Indiana Toll Road operators are looking at filing for bankruptcy to get out from under $6 billion in debt and selling the right to operate the road, according to media reports.
MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens rose from a part-time gig cleaning up at a local bakery to becoming an award-winning executive chef at a major Las Vegas casino.
HOBART | Two once-popular restaurants on U.S. 30 have closed, but one should reopen within the next two or three months.
CROWN POINT | A new financial services firm has opened in Crown Point.
HOBART | Another big new store is coming to Southlake Mall in Hobart.
MERRILLVILLE | A few of Northwest Indiana's most distinguished residents were recognized for making the region better, including supporting the arts, providing hundreds of college scholarships and taking high school students on campus tours.
BURNS HARBOR | ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor – at first the Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel mill – rolled out its first 160" plate in 1964.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 665,000 tons, though the overall domestic industry slumped slightly last week.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana's casinos dropped 5.2 percent in August, the ninth straight straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.
WHITING | Residents can destroy sensitive documents securely at a upcoming Better Business Bureau event.
MUNSTER | The Times Media Co. has promoted Deb Anselm to general manager and vice president, sales and marketing.
Northwest Indiana business owners, are you ready to rock?
MUNSTER | A candidate for Indiana State Treasurer wants to steer more business to state banks, increase the tax credit for college savings and offer low-interest loan to women, minority and veteran entrepreneurs.
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