SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

October 15, 2007 07:27 ET

Industrial Info Releases 2008 U.S. and Canada Steel Making Industry Wall Map Identifying Capital & Maintenance Spending Opportunities

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Since 2000, the North American steel-making industry has undergone tremendous change. Consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, downsizing of integrated steel production and growth in the mini-mill sector have changed the industry's landscape. These changes have been beneficial to the industry, leading to leaner, more efficient mills. Strong market demand has allowed the companies that have embraced change to post profits that have led to increased capital expenditures. Foreign steel producers see gold in the North American market and are increasingly investing in new mills and acquisitions. Steel makers are planning more than 270 major steel mill projects, representing total investment value of more than $16 billion for major capital and maintenance projects in North America.

In order to help clients keep abreast of the myriad changes in the industry, as well as provide a market planning tool that highlights capital and maintenance spending trends, Industrial Info is proud to release the new U.S. & Canada Steel Making Industry Wall Map.

Derived from Industrial Info's Industrial Plant & Project Database, the map displays the locations of the steel-making industry in three main categories: 24 metallurgical coke plants representing approximately 22.5 million tons per year of capacity, 23 integrated steel mills with 69.2 million tons per year capacity and 117 mini-mills with about 90 million tons per year of capacity.

In addition to providing operational mill locations and capacities, the map also identifies capital-spending opportunities including the locations of 12 grassroot steel mills under development, as well as planned annual maintenance shutdown budget data for each mill listing.

Order the wall map today by clicking on the link above and receive free 2nd day UPS shipping, or contact Industrial Info's Member Center at 1-800-762-3361 for details.

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