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Top Industrial Market News Stories for Early January 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/10/14 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Here are Industrial Info's most-read stories from the past week. Browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com.

Industries Converge on U.S. Southwest Market Region with $126 Billion in Project Plans
Spurred on by oil and gas development, industrial firms are lining up a record number of projects in the U.S. Southwest market region that are scheduled to begin construction in 2014. The firms are looking to take advantage of inexpensive natural gas feedstock. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240094&refer=mw.

Great Lakes to Feel Tightening Skilled Craft Labor Market
Industrial Info's most recent update of the Great Lakes Region Labor Assessment Annual Subscription forecasts that regional labor demand will climb to 26.8 million man-hours by 2016 and remain above 26 million hours through 2017. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240099&refer=mw.

U.S. Metals & Minerals Industry Slates $21.4 Billion in Project Starts for 2014
Industrial Info is tracking 436 active Metals & Minerals Industry projects in the U.S. totaling $21.4 billion that are scheduled to begin construction during 2014. This is a 17% drop from last year. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240102&refer=mw.

Mosaic, Ma'aden and Sabic to Build $7 Billion Saudi Phosphate Project
Three contracts totaling $2.2 billion have been awarded by Saudi Arabian Mining Company for a $7 billion phosphate mining and production project. The project is sited at Waad al-Shimal City. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240081&refer=mw.

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