INDIANAPOLIS –Today, State Senators from Northwest Indiana offered the following comments after U.S. Steel announced a $750 million investment in the Gary Works facility: 

Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary)
“The City of Gary and U.S. Steel have had a partnership for well over one hundred years. The investment that the company announced today represents a continuation of that partnership for many years to come. 

“The announced renovation and expansion of Gary Works will have far reaching benefits, not only for the company, but for the employees, the City of Gary, the Region, and the entire state.” 

Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage)
“The foresight employed by state and local economic development officials, legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly starting 15 years ago through the present, and the workers and administrators at Gary Works are to be congratulated for today’s investment announcement. 

“This facility has been a linchpin for U.S. Steel for over a century, and today’s mammoth announcement solidifies their commitment to Northwest Indiana.” 

Senator Lonnie M. Randolph (D-East Chicago)
“U.S. Steel’s announcement to invest $750 million in the Gary Works facility is a reaffirmation of a commitment made 110 years ago. Today’s declaration is a promise to be around for another century. 

“This news from U.S. Steel, on top of the data center groundbreaking in Hammond earlier this week, will be the shot in the arm to creating jobs, and strengthening the local, regional, and state economies.” 

Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond)
“I am extremely happy that the steel industry is alive and well in Northwest Indiana. Today’s announcement will ensure that steel production will have a major presence in this part of the state for many more years. 

“The continuing impact of investments such as this at Gary Works, will ripple throughout the Region.”