Industrial Reports, Inc.
Planned Capital Spending - September 2018

Strong Gains for Combined U.S. & Canadian Industrial Spending

RALEIGH, NC –October 1, 2018

Research by Industrial Reports, Inc. shows combined U.S. and Canadian planned capital spending grew by 37 percent in September compared to August with $64.09 billion in spending for the two nations. August’s planned investment showed $46.74 billion. The research organization reported 218 planned U.S. and Canadian projects in September.

Planned U.S. project spending expanded by 44 percent in September with $55.66 billion in planned investment compared to the August total of $38.60 billion.

Canadian planned investment showed a small improvement in September with $8.43 billion in spending, up from $8.14 billion in August. Projects in both nations ranged in value from $1 million to $6.7 billion.

Process projects led U.S. spending with $41.60 billion in planned investment, followed by manufacturing projects with $8.28 billion. Power and energy projects reported $2.38 billion in planned U.S. spending.

In Canada, process projects led all markets with $6.69 billion in planned spending. Manufacturing projects accounted for $1.89 billion and power and energy projects showed $28 million.

Texas was the U.S. leader in planned investment for the month with $16.94 billion, followed by Ohio with $6.97 billion and Pennsylvania with $6.82 billion.

In Canada, Alberta led the provinces and territories with $3.69 billion in planned spending. Québec reported $2.91 billion and Ontario reported $1.44 billion.

Texas was the leader in U.S. project activity with 22 planned projects. North Carolina reported 11 planned projects and Kentucky had nine.

Ontario led Canadian project activity with nine planned projects. Alberta reported five projects and British Columbia and Québec each had three.

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
-Pipelines
-Oil & Gas Projects
-Mines
-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 September:

Alabama:
$200 Million Carbon Fiber Production Expansion, Design Phase

Georgia:
$72 Million Auto Components Plant Expansion, Design Phase

Indiana:
$115 Million E-Commerce Distribution Center, Design Phase

Kentucky:
$100 Million Polymer Plant, Planning Phase

Louisiana:
$61.7 Million Natural Gas Compressor Station, Design Phase

Maine:
$10 Million Lobster Processing Plant, Design Phase

Massachusetts:
$50 Million Water Treatment Plant, Planning Phase

Michigan:
$800 Million Combined-Cycle Power Plant, Starting Planning

Missouri:
$4 Million Brewery & Distillery, Starting Design

Nevada:
$34.5 Million Pharmaceutical Plant, Planning Phase

Ontario:
$51 Million Gold Mine & Mill Restart, Planning Phase

Texas:
$2 Billion Crude Oil Pipeline & Pump Stations, Planning Phase


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