Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Fifth Week of January 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Fifth Week of January 2014, an  Industrial Info News Alert  SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/14 --  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.  Industrial Info Tracks More than $140 Billion in Planned 2014 North American Power Project Starts  Industrial Info Resources is tracking more than $140 billion in Power Industry capital and maintenance projects that are planned to kick off in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2014. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240407&refer=mw.  Forget Scrap -- Direct Reduced Iron is New Big Trend in Steel Industry  Affordable natural gas seems to be boosting investments in direct-reduced iron and hot-briquetted iron in North America, particularly in the U.S., with companies like Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUR), Voestalpine, Republic Steel, North Star BlueScope and newcomer International Metallics Corporation are making huge investments. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240415&refer=mw.  Black & Veatch Sees Doubling of Natural Gas Use by U.S. Power Industry  Over the next 25 years, U.S. natural gas-fired electric generation capacity will more than double, and renewable generation capacity will increase by about 150%, according to the latest Energy Market Perspective forecast from Black & Veatch. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240400&refer=mw.  Jacobs Engineering Sees Profits Dip in Fiscal First-Quarter 2014, but Expects Boost from Acquisitions  Jacobs Engineering Group Incorporated (NYSE:JEC) completed several major acquisitions during the first quarter of the company's fiscal year 2014. Industrial Info is tracking more than $36 billion in active projects involving Jacobs. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240401&refer=mw.  Industrial Info Resources (IIR), with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, three offices in North America and nine international offices, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. Industrial Info's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle(TM), provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. To contact an office in your area, visit the www.industrialinfo.com "Contact Us" page.  Contact: Joe Govreau 713-783-5147