Metals & Minerals

Mines, Mills and Processing Plants

Driven by the global infrastructure development, manufacturing output and construction activity, the Metals & Minerals Industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industrial sectors in the world. The Metals & Minerals Industry encompasses everything from resource extraction to primary and secondary processing of metals and minerals.

Coverage within Industrial Info's Metals & Minerals Industry:

Industrial Info provides best-in-class business intelligence for the Metals & Minerals market, which is continually verified and updated.

Our Metals & Minerals Industry coverage contains detailed information on more than 20,000 active capital and maintenance projects with a combined value of $2.21 trillion, and 30,000 operational and pre-commissioned facilities throughout the world, providing accurate, up-to-date intelligence about project milestones, equipment needs and much more. In addition, our platform includes information on thousands of canceled or on-hold projects and inactive or decommissioned mines and plants.

Along with Metals & Minerals plant and project information, contact details for more than 62,300 key decision-makers for projects and 109,500 key plant contacts are consistently verified and updated, providing you with direct access to the people you need to find!

In addition to plant and project information, Industrial Info also provides detailed information on units and equipment in the Metals & Minerals industry, including kilns, comminution equipment, melting furnaces, glass furnaces and more.

  • Mining
  • The Mining sector consists of mines and mining projects, including coal, iron, precious metals, potash, uranium, diamonds, minerals, rare earth elements and much more. The Mine Platform identifies mine type (above-ground, underground and solution) and mining method.
  • Steel
  • The Steel sector consists of steel mills, including steel making, hot rolling, cold rolling, processing and fabrication.
  • Ferrous & Nonferrous Smelting
  • The Ferrous & Nonferrous Smelting sector includes smelters and smelting projects, including ferro-metals, copper, aluminum, and nickel.
  • Foundries & Forging
  • The foundries and forging sector includes ferrous and nonferrous foundries and forging operations.
  • Metal Finishing
  • The Metal Finishing sector consists of metals coating, galvanizing, annealing and other metals finishing processes.
  • Glass & Glass Products
  • The Glass & Glass Products sector includes plants that make glass containers, float glass, fiberglass, insulated glass, mirrors and other glass products.
  • Gypsum & Lime Products
  • The Gypsum & Lime Products sector includes plants that process gypsum and lime products like gypsum wallboard, quicklime, hydrated lime and others.
  • Cement & Concrete
  • The Cement & Concrete sectors include cement manufacturing, cement grinding, concrete ready mix and concrete products.
  • Brick & Tile
  • The Brick & Tile sector includes ceramic brick and tile manufacturing.
  • Other Mineral Products
  • The Other Minerals Products sector consists of mineral-processing plants not elsewhere classified, such as talc, cut stone, abrasive products, asbestos products and so on.

View the full range of SIC codes and descriptions covered in our Metals & Minerals Industry Platform.

Metals & Minerals Projects

Our Metals & Minerals Project information covers projects from the early planning stages through engineering and RFQs, to project completion.

Project Activities:

  • Major maintenance shutdowns & turnarounds
  • Grassroot construction
  • Expansions, upgrades & additions
  • Retooling
  • Restarts
  • Decommissioning
  • Environmental projects +
    • Wastewater treatment
    • Stack
    • Flare
    • Spill containment/liners
    • Vapor/vent collection system
    • Fire/safety system
    • Dust collection
    • Baghouse
    • Leak detection
    • Groundwater monitoring wells
    • Thermal oxidizers
    • Scrubbers
    • etc.

Project Information Included:

  • Project scope & schedule
  • RFQ & bidding dates
  • Key project milestones
  • Project location
  • SIC codes
  • Plant owner & parent company
  • Details of contracted firms+
    • Design-build
    • Engineering
    • General Contractors
    • Construction Managers
    • And much more
  • Contact information for key decision-makers

Potential Equipment Requirements

  • Mining Equipment
  • Communication Equipment
  • Classification, Separation & Processing Equipment
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Environmental Control Equipment
  • Water Systems (Wastewater & Process)
  • Pyro-metallurgical Equipment
  • Hydrometallurgical Equipment
  • Rotary Kilns
  • Furnaces
  • Rolling Mills
  • Foundry Equipment
  • Forging Equipment
  • Bulk Storage & Distribution
  • And many more...

Metals & Minerals Plants

Our Metals & Minerals Industry Plant Platform includes detailed plant profiles for 24,000 operational sites, 5,900 pre-commissioned sites (planned, engineered or under construction), and 3,900 decommissioned sites (closed, mothballed or shuttered).

Due to the large number of Metals & Minerals Industry operations, our Plant Platform qualification guideline is typically restricted to Mines, Processing Plants and Mills with capacities of 250,000 tons per year and greater.

Each plant profile includes:

  • Company ownership & parent company
  • Physical & mailing addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • SIC descriptions
  • Startup date
  • Employee count
  • Union status
  • Key management contact details
  • Plant contact email address

Metals & Minerals Assets


Includes Rotary and Tunnel Kilns at manufacturing plants, including cement, lime, direct reduced iron and ceramic manufacturing plants. Features Kiln Capacity in tons per day, vendor name, fuel type, kiln dimensions, start-up date and more.

Comminution Equipment

The Comminution Equipment asset tracking includes details on ore and mineral grinding, crushing and milling equipment, including crushing and grinding mills at mines, cement plants and other mineral processing plants. Each unit features capacity in tons per hour, vendor name and model number (where available).

Melt Shop Equipment

The Melt Shop asset tracking includes details on furnaces that melt metals including blast furnaces, induction furnaces, electric arc furnaces and others. Features Vendor name and capacity.

Glass Melting Furnaces

The Glass Furnace asset tracking includes details on glass melting furnaces at glass making plants including; container glass, flat glass, specialty glass and fiberglass manufacturing plants. Features vendor name, capacity and fuel type.

In addition to these unit/equipment profiles, we cover Mining, Cement Manufacturing and Steel Manufacturing.

Long-Term Service Agreements (LTSA)

Industrial Info's Long-Term Service Agreement (LTSA) intelligence is integrated seamlessly with the Plant information to help users track the details of LTSAs and preferred contractors.

The LTSA Intelligence helps you recognize key third-party players in the daily operations of plants, identifies opportunities to pursue associated maintenance or capital work, and detects key competitors specific to a plant or station. Search using your own criteria to track LTSA contractors by geography or company. Build queries around LTSAs expiring in specific time periods, or discover where certain LTSA contractors are currently contracted and for what type of craft or trade.

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