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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Fourth Week of March 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/28/14 -- 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.

Texas Leads Top 10 States for Operational Industrial Plants
A look at Industrial Info's Global Plant Database shows the top 10 states for the industrial market, based on industrial plant counts and employment. The U.S. has more than 39,000 industrial plants with more than 6.1 million employees. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241241&refer=mw.

U.S. Metals & Minerals Project Activity Improves in 2014
Planned construction starts in 2014 for Metals & Minerals Industry projects in the U.S. have increased 12.47% compared to 2013, according to Industrial Info's February 2014 update of the North American Industrial Project Spending Index. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241320&refer=mw.

Foster Wheeler Buys Siemens Environmental, Agrees to EPC Deal with OMV
Since the announcement that AMEC will acquire engineering and construction company Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ:FWLT) for $3.2 billion, Foster Wheeler has been busy on its own acquisition trail. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241340&refer=mw.

BNSF Railroad to Hire 5,000 Workers this Year for Expansions, Replacements
BNSF Railway Company plans to hire 5,000 workers this year, including 2,000 for expansion projects. Industrial Info is tracking about $4 billion in BNSF projects. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241248&refer=mw.

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