$5 billion spending tops 2006’s industrial projects list


Houston, TX —According to Industrial Information Resources Inc. (IIR) , two massive semiconductor manufacturing facilities planned for Travis County, Texas, have elevated the area to the top of the list of U.S. counties in industrial project spending. The county is expected to see over $5 billion of spending. Both of the multi-billion dollar projects—one planned by Samsung Austin Semiconductor and the other by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.—are currently scheduled to begin construction in 2006.

IIR’s list incorporates major industrial construction projects of =$1 million scheduled to begin construction in 2006, spanning12 industries, including: power, terminals, oil and gas transmission, oil-and-gas production, synfuels, petroleum refining, chemical processing, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, food and beverage, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical-biotech. IIR’s top 20 list is derived from a total of 4,590 identified, active capital-and-maintenance projects located in 1,434 U.S. counties. These projects have a total investment value of $178 billion.

Gap measurement identifies 25% project fallout—comparing the original 2006 forecast of $238 billion to the current active total. So, since the original forecast, $60 billion worth of industrial projects in the U.S. have been canceled or put on hold.

The top 20 counties represent about 24% of the project spending for 2006, with over $42 billion comprising 257 projects. Most active counties, after Travis County, include Baltimore City/County, MD, with $4 billion from 12 projects and Los Angeles County, CA, with $3.5 billion from 56 projects.

For more information visit:

Richard Phelps , senior editor, Control Engineering

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me