Indiana's manufacturing sector has been undergoing the longest expansion of employment in state history, adding jobs for nine straight years, according to a recent study by Conexus Indiana and the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research.
The temperatures are heating up in Northwest Indiana. Check out our photos showing how folks in the Region are coping. You can share your pictures, too! Just email them to Times digital producer Laura Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief description, and she'll add them to this gallery.