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Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable

6050 Southport Road, Suite A, Portage, IN  46368
219-226-0300 - Fax 219-226-0303

The Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) 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.

NWIBRT provides a number of ongoing forums in which peers and colleagues can meet to share information with and discuss items of mutual interest, such as job site safety, training, constructability, project management, productivity, labor relations and facility maintenance.

The Roundtable offers frequent seminars, trade shows and special presentations featuring both national experts and local leadership. It also acts as an information service which assembles and distributes to its members and subscribers pertinent information including regional manpower needs and availability projections, items of general interest and minutes of meeting proceedings.

Other activities include the annual NWIBRT Safety Awards, which recognize area companies with an outstanding commitment to workplace safety, and the annual Reliability Conference, which keeps our members updated on equipment reliability, maintenance methods and systems. NWIBRT has also taken the lead in initiating the revised BCRC Substance Abuse Policy, and plays an ongoing role in seeking and identifying further improvements to the Policy.

In 2009, NWIBRT continued to up the ante, proactively partnering with local and national organizations such as the Construction Advancement Foundation, the Associated General Contractors of America and Ivy Tech Community College, to create two new programs to address safety and education in the region’s building trades: 

  • The Construction Site Certification Program, which prepares safety professionals to work on NWIBRT member company sites, and;
  • The AGC Supervisory Training Program, to prepare the next generation of construction industry leaders in Northwest Indiana. Additionally, thanks to groundbreaking partnerships with Purdue University Calumet and Ivy Tech, the program also offers participants credit hours toward a college degree.

NWIBRT is also “linked” as a local user council (LUC), to the national Business Roundtable (CURT) in Cincinnati, Ohio, and to the Construction Industry Institute (CII). These links, along with a networking connection with over 40 LUC groups nationwide, afford an extensive resource base.

Firms within the Northwest Indiana area who are now, have been, or will be involved in construction or constructionrelated purchases from contractors in the construction/maintenance industry, are eligible for full membership. Any person, firm or corporation having an interest in construction/maintenance industry activities in the Northwest Indiana area, but not being eligible to become a member of the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable, may subscribe to the Information Services of NWIBRT.

Membershipship

Firms within the Northwest Indiana area who are now, have been, or will be involved in construction or construction related purchases from contractors in the construction/maintenance industry, shall be eligible for membership.

Such member may be referred to sometimes as a "User of Construction" or "Owner Member". Non-users of construction may be admitted to membership; however, a member's primary business shall not be the providing of construction related services.

Active members are entitled to all benefits of the NWIBRT, including voting privileges.

Associate Membership

Any person, firm or corporation having an interest in construction/maintenance industry activities in the Northwest Indiana area, but not being eligible to become a member of the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable, may subscribe to the Information Services of the NWIBRT.

Associate members may enjoy the various activities, events and membership benefits, but may not vote or attend Membership meetings.

For complete details, visit www.nwibrt.org or call (219) 325-0561.