Industrial Reports, Inc.
Planned Capital Spending - August 2017

Improvement in Combined U.S. & Canadian Industrial Spending

RALEIGH, NC –September 1, 2017

Research by Industrial Reports, Inc. shows combined U.S. and Canadian planned capital spending slipped by one percent in August compared to July.  August spending for the two nations totaled $38.11 billion compared to July’s $41.94 billion.  The research organization reported 300 planned U.S. and Canadian projects in August.

Planned U.S. project spending fell 38 percent in August with $23.34 billion in planned investment compared to the July total of $37.74 billion.  Canadian planned investment was higher with $14.77 billion in August compared to $4.20 billion in July.  Projects in both nations ranged in value from $500,000 to $8 billion.

Power and energy projects led U.S. spending with $9.44 billion in planned investment, followed by process projects with $6.36 billion.  Manufacturing projects reported $3.80 billion in planned U.S. spending.

In Canada, process projects led all markets with $14.3 billion in planned spending, while manufacturing projects accounted for $233 million.

Texas led the U.S. with $5.28 billion in planned investment, followed by Louisiana with $2.86 billion, and Pennsylvania with $2.11 billion.

Alberta was the Canadian spending leader with $11.5 billion in planned project investment for the month, followed by British Columbia with $1.15 billion and Québec with $645 million.

Texas was also the U.S. project activity leader in August with 21 planned projects.  Ohio reported 17 projects, while Pennsylvania had 16.

Ontario was the Canadian project leader with 14 projects, while Alberta reported nine and British Columbia seven.

Industrial Reports researches projects in the United States and Canada for companies that provide services, materials and equipment for new and expanding industrial facilities, including:

-Manufacturing Facilities
-Process Facilities
-Food Process Facilities
-Chemical Process Plants
-Oil & Gas Projects
-Research & Development Laboratories
-Distribution Facilities
-Energy Facilities
-Industrial Buildings
-Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
-Solid Waste Facilities
-Plant Dismantlements

The following are selected projects researched and reported in August:

$6 Million Paperboard Packaging Plant, Design Phase

$6 Million Flour Mill, Planning Phase

British Columbia:
$1 Billion Natural Gas Pipelines & Compressor Station, Planning Phase

$135 Million Data Center, Planning Phase

$100 Million Proton Therapy Center, Design Phase

$210 Million Peaking Power Plant, Planning Phase

$1 Million Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Planning Phase

$98.5 Million Cold Storage Distribution Center, Planning Phase

New Jersey:
$4.9 Million Pharmaceutical Plant Expansion, Starting Design

$144 Million On-Line Fulfillment Center, Planning Phase

$300 Million Niobium Processing Facility & Mine, Planning Phase

$80 Million Poultry Processing Plant Expansion, Planning Phase

$30 Million Hydrogen Peroxide Plant, Design Phase

West Virginia:
$740 Million Combined-Cycle Power Plant, Planning Phase

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