La Porte Operations Overview

La Porte Operations

926 East Lincolnway
La Porte, IN 46350
Time Zone: Central

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Contact Information:

Gerald Reeder


Message to the carriers from La Porte Operations:

Drivers must wear required safety equipment at all times.

Shipping: Shipping/Receiving Docks

Equipment types allowed:

Closed containers



Special requirements:

Safety glasses and work boots are required. Open containers can be serviced by specific personnel as needed.

Operation days of week:

Monday to Friday


7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Appointments required:

First come, first served following milk run schedule.


Terry Psimer

Contact email:

Driver Safety Equipment
Required – Howmet Aerospace Provides
Required – Driver Provides
Not Required at Location
Safety glasses

Safety glasses with side shields

Hard hat

Hard hat with chin strap

Long pants

Shirts with sleeves

Long sleeves

Hearing protection

Closed-toed shoes

Steel-toed shoes

Metatarsal boots

Neon safety vest

Full-body harness

Fall Protection

Stationary platform – driver back in

Stationary platform – driver pulls through

Movable platforms (manual)

Movable platforms (electric or pneumatic)

Overhead trolley beam with harness system

Netting that attaches to truck

Air bags or foam pads positioned next to truck

Guardrails placed on side of truck

Safety curtains at open dock doors

Load securement/tarp assistance
Blocking and Bracing

Material provided by?

Howmet Aerospace

Tools provided by?


Performed by?


Assists flatbed drivers with tarping of freight?


Driver Amenities

Access to employee restroom

Access to portable toilet

Drinking water

Waiting area – heated and air-conditioned

Waiting area – heated only

Waiting area – air-conditioned only

Waiting area – no climate control


Pay Telephone

Overnight parking

Vending machines


CB communication with guards or dock

CB channel:


Scale in required?

Scale out required?

Axle weights provided to driver?

if requested

Non-driving passengers allowed in plant?

Minimum age for admittance to plant


Do passengers have access to facilities?

Are pets allowed on plant site?