GARY, Ind., Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Indiana, with its hospitable economic climate, continues to entice businesses from across the State line. Per one government watchdog, if all Illinois steel fabricators, manufacturers, and welding companies moved to Indiana they would save nearly $10 million annually in workers' compensation premiums alone. In addition to soaring insurance costs, property taxes in Illinois are the second highest in the nation contributing to the high price of conducting business. LEE Companies, Real Estate Developers and Professional Project Managers in Northwest Indiana, are capitalizing on this opportunity. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161110/438030Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161110/438028 T&B Tube, world-class producer of welded steel tubing, is just one of the one of the manufacturing companies to benefit from the business-friendly economy of Indiana. LEE Companies managed their relocation to Gary, IN from South Holland, IL which included the renovation of an existing 200,000 SF industrial facility. "It was a pleasure assisting the expert management at T&B in economically and efficiently relocating complicated manufacturing lines without disrupting production."LEE Companies coordinated the work of the Architect, Engineers, & Consultants, obtained State & Local Building Permits, competitively bid all trade work, managed the construction schedule to concurrently renovate the building and relocate the equipment from the previous location, coordinated all regulatory inspections, and performed all project accounting and administrative functions. Businesses fleeing the prohibitive cost of doing business in Illinois are finding Indiana more than just an affordable place to do business. T&B Tube's new location in Gary, Indiana affords them convenient access to steel mills, their suppliers, major interstates, and designated heavy duty highways. "The new mill configurations, increased shipping facilities, and central location enables us to deliver a better product more economically to our valued customers," observed Jack Jones, President of T&B Tube. T&B Tube's experience encourages other cost-conscious businesses to take the leap.