• August 9, 2019

    Visclosky Announces DHS Grant Awards for Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded grants through the Port Security Grant Program to assist the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor.

    In general, the Port Security Grant Program aims to support port security services and plans of port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies, and at least 25 percent of the funding for grant recipients is required to be used for terrorism prevention activities. 

  • July 29, 2019

    NDIA, Purdue launch inaugural hypersonics capabilities conference to advance transformational military capabilities

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The inaugural  National Defense Industrial Association Hypersonics Capabilities Conference, co-hosted with Purdue University, is bringing a consortium of military, government, congressional, industry and policy leaders to further advance U.S. hypersonic systems.

    The conference will be held Tuesday (July 30) to Thursday (Aug. 1) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Though the conference is at capacity due to the high interest of this topic and the desire for stakeholders to engage in key discussions on partnerships, space permitting, the public is invited to attend the first day, Tuesday, sessions. Click conference agenda for information.

  • July 28, 2019

    Maritime industry has $3.9 billion economic impact on Indiana

    Indiana ranks among the top 15 states nationally for maritime industry jobs, a new study found. The shipping industry employs 15,360 people across the state, generating $874 million more in worker income annually, a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the Transportation Institute found. Shipping to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and the two ports on the Ohio River at the southern end of the state contributes an estimated $3.9 billion a year to Indiana's economy.

  • July 19, 2019

    Valpo workers rally for more affordable health insurance, higher wages: 'We just want enough to live'

    VALPARAISO — Hundreds of workers and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, rallied Friday at the Regal Beloit plant in Valparaiso for more affordable health insurance and higher wages as a strike entered its third week.

    International Association of Machinists Local 2018 Business Representative and lead negotiator David Gault said workers who make bearings for helicopters, including for the U.S. military, were fed up with wages as low as $15 an hour and health insurance out-of-pocket maximums of up to $20,000 for a family. They voted 99-5 to strike.

  • July 9, 2019

    Domestic Maritime Industry Creates 123,600+ Jobs, $30 Billion in Economic Growth in Great Lakes States

    CLEVELAND — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, joined elected officials, business leaders, and maritime advocates from the eight Great Lakes states on Monday at Great Lakes Towing Company to proudly announce new economic benefits of the industry to the entire region.