The Business of Making Things

Industrial employment is sluggish, but the region remains a great place for manufacturing.

by Jerry Davich

For more than a century, Northwest Indiana and manufacturing have gone together like steel mills and smokestacks. But slow economic growth, slashed wages and the loss of good-paying production jobs in 2014 has kicked another dent in the chugging industry.

“Since 1990, the region has lost almost 50 …

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Time to be Fit

Execs schedule their fitness activities, and hold to the schedule.

by Jerry Davich

Like so many busy executives in today’s global business world, Miche Grant pumps out 12-hour workdays either in her office, via remote means or somewhere in between.

Over the past 20 years, Grant has worked in 28 countries while raising children, earning higher-education degrees and supporting her extended family.

“Yes, I do …

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