The Times of Northwest Indiana

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A German manufacturer plans to invest $25 million in an expansion of its LaPorte factory, where it will hire 30 more workers. American Renolit has made high-quality plastic films in LaPorte since it acquired its 220,000-square-foot facility at 1207 E. Lincolnway from the Solvay Group in 1999. It currently employs 175 people, and plans to boost its...

The Urbana, Ill.-based auto parts supplier is investing $30 million into a facility that would supply Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, a massive just-in-time automotive factory that produces the popular Explorer sport utility vehicle and supports an ecosystem of suppliers, including in Northwest Indiana. “The U.S. automotive industry is strong, and...

The Times of Northwest Indiana

 •  September 29, 2016

Konrady Plastics plans to hire 14 more workers after doubling its space to 49,000-square-feet in Portage. The privately held manufacturer of machined plastic parts for factories will add 24,000 square feet onto its existing 25,000-square-foot facility. About 35 people already work at Konrady, which is also a local distributor of plastic sheet, rod...

The Times of Northwest Indiana

 •  July 24, 2016

Accu-Mold LLC has hired Walter Hill as its strategic sales director. He will collaborate with the entire Accu-Mold team to develop short and long term sales plans that support the company's business plan. Accu-Mold specializes in metal to plastic conversion as well as manufacturing and assembly of plastic injection molded components for the...

The Times of Northwest Indiana

 •  April 7, 2013

University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine believes all jobs are not created equal.
Considine, who has studied the metals and mining sector, said communities could fawn over manufacturing enterprises, especially those in steel, because of the large ripple effects that can be felt throughout the regional and national economy ...