Brian Ford is editor in chief at Industrial Info Resources and has been with IIR since 2014. With global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, and 18 offices worldwide, IIR is a provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. To contact IIR, visit www.industrialinfo.com or call 713-783-5147.
As environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives continue to gain momentum in support of the energy transition, refiners, especially in the United States and Canada, are increasingly looking toward producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Despite concerns about the impact of the Omicron variant, labor shortages, supply-chain issues and inflation, the industrial manufacturing industry appears to be in relatively good health, with recent gains in output, capacity utilization and a general sense of optimism, according to various reports.
Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is tracking more than 6,000 U.S. maintenance-related projects, worth $14.4 billion, that list pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) among their equipment key needs and are planned to start construction in 2021.