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Indiana's port on Lake Michigan has new director

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana's port on Lake Michigan has a new leader.

The Ports of Indiana has named Rick Heimann as the new port director at Burns Harbor. The appointment was effective Wednesday.

Heimann recently served as the sourcing manager specializing in rail and water transportation for steelmaker ArcelorMittal USA in East Chicago. Before joining ArcelorMittal, Heimann served as transportation manager for AK Steel and the sales manager for a barge line, The Ohio River Co.

The Ports of Indiana operates three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.