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2017 Outlook for Metals Industry Looks Good

Should proposed federal regulatory changes and infrastructure investments materialize in 2017, the metals industry should be seeing a revival in demand. R.E. Warner is ready to help our steel and other metals clients capitalize on this boom with consulting engineering services for all facilities needs – from the construction of new steel mills, to the modernization of existing mills, to routine maintenance.

Anticipated Changes

Here’s how the anticipated initiatives could play out:

President Trump has made a call for an ambitious infrastructure program – “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” – a key part of his acceptance remarks. Investment in infrastructure serves as a powerful economic engine that creates jobs and promotes economic opportunities. Infrastructure projects will require steel for reinforcing bars, structural shapes and fabrications of new equipment. More steel means more mining; thus, construction equipment made by companies like Caterpillar and John Deere will be needed. Estimates of $500 million to as much as $1 trillion have been estimated as to what will be spent, but not starting until the third quarter of 2017.

President Trump just this week signed an executive order to ease restrictions on oil and gas projects, which means more investment in pipelines and drilling. In addition, the Keystone […]

January 26th, 2017|Metals, Perspectives & Insight|
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    Significant Changes Expected to Continue in Power Industry in 2017

Significant Changes Expected to Continue in Power Industry in 2017

The practice of consulting engineering within the energy sector is changing at a record pace. For many years, our clients have required engineering services for fossil fuel combustion facilities. As economic drivers shift, we are increasingly providing services for clean fuel facilities. Gas-fired generation, natural gas pipelines, pipe mills and ancillary industries dominate the current market direction.

Changes will continue with the new political climate, and we are paying close attention to the many influences that stand to affect the industry. Engineering consulting, in the near future, will need to be agile and flexible in order to be ready to meet rapidly changing energy design needs.

The ability to be adaptable goes hand-in-hand with our corporate vision to be our clients’ preferred consultant. We are committed to being agile, quick, and accurate in our work in order to meet the power industry’s changing needs.

We look forward to working with you in 2017 to accomplish your business’s objectives.

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This post is written by R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski, PE. Ted also serves as Prinicpal of the firm’s Power market practice, having more than 25 years of experience in the design, management and construction […]

January 24th, 2017|Perspectives & Insight, Power|