Meet & Mingle: Ports of Indiana – Burns Harbor

Last night, November 8th, nearly 100 people gathered at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor office for a Meet & Mingle networking event hosted by NWIBRT. The free event provided members the opportunity to meet Port Director Ian Hirt as well as individuals from other companies operating out of the Burns Harbor facility.

Attendees also had the chance to take a bus tour of the nearly 600 acres that make up the port to learn about the facility and the 30 businesses that operate within it. During the tour, Hirt provided an overview of day-to-day operations around the port while also presenting a brief history of the facility and its plans for the future.

This gathering was the first in a new series of Meet & Mingle networking events organized by NWIBRT. The goal of these events is to allow NWIBRT members the opportunity to meet with prominent personnel from various NWIBRT companies. If your business is interested in hosting a Meet & Mingle event, please contact Carl at

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has partnered with a group of companies that are recognized as innovators in their respective industries including businesses that provide heavy lift cargo handling, storage, processing and distribution, transportation as well as multiple steel-related companies. The port handles international ships via the St. Lawrence Seaway connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and provides year-round barge access to more than 20 states and the Gulf of Mexico through the Inland Waterways System.

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The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable is an independent, nonprofit council of local firms committed to the improvement of construction and maintenance projects in Northwest Indiana. Its purpose is to promote safety, quality and cost-effective solutions to challenges faced by owners, contractors, and labor in the region. For more information please visit or call (219) 226-0300.

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