Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Rocky Mountains region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, is seeing a variety of planned Industrial Manufacturing Industry project starts coming up in second-quarter 2021. Projects range across many sectors, including semiconductors, data centers, distribution and warehousing, and utility plants. Thanks to a large semiconductor project, Arizona leads in terms of project value.

By far the largest project that could possibly start in the upcoming quarter in the region is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited's (Hsin-chu, Taiwan) planned semiconductor chip manufacturing plant in Phoenix, Arizona. Plans are to construct a multi-building manufacturing facility totaling 3.8 million square feet, with an initial production capacity of 20,000 semiconductor wafers. The project is planned for completion in the summer of 2024. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

Data centers are becoming increasingly big business in the U.S. as the world turns online for shopping, schooling and socializing. Several data center projects are planned to kick off in the area in the upcoming quarter. Examples include Edgecore Internet Real Estate's (Denver, Colorado) grassroot data center in McCarran, Nevada, near Reno. Edgecore, as part of a planned six-building campus, will construct a 180,000-square-foot data hall (Building 1) with supporting equipment to provide expanded colocation data service operations. Construction is planned to start early in the quarter and take about a year to complete. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

Other data center projects include Facebook Incorporated's (NASDAQ:FB) (Menlo Park, California) Phase II expansion of its data center campus in Eagle Mountain, Utah. As part of a proposed $1 billion project, Phase II involves constructing a 450,000-square-foot data center building to expand data processing, storage and distribution for clients. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

Coupled with the rise in the data centers is the rise in online shopping and streaming services, and one of the leaders in these fields, Amazon.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMZN) (Seattle, Washington), is planning a few projects in the region. In Reno, Amazon is planning on performing a renovation to its fulfillment center by demolishing the interior of the existing 100,000-square-foot building and performing renovations to fulfill orders for and deliver large products from televisions to couches. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

In Arvada, Colorado, on the northwest outskirts of Denver, Amazon plans on constructing a grassroot distribution hub that will include 112,104 square feet of warehouse space and more than 11,000 square feet of office space to enable the company to operate better in the metro Denver area. Kimley-Horn & Associates (Denver) is the engineer on the project, which is expected to be completed later this year. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

Other smaller distribution center projects include Wedge Brands LLC's (Aspen, Colorado) grassroot outdoor gear logistics and distribution center in Montrose, Colorado. The project entails constructing a 76,000-square-foot facility for the outdoor industry, including skis, snowboards, bicycles, apparel, nutrition and surfing equipment. The project is expected to kick off early in the quarter and be completed in fourth-quarter 2021. Colarelli Construction (Colorado Springs, Colorado) is the general contractor. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.

Utility plants and chillers feature in Industrial Info's coverage of the Industrial Manufacturing Industry, and a $100 million-plus project is planned to kick off in Denver in the upcoming quarter. The project is part of a $1 billion scheme to develop the National Western Center in downtown Denver and includes constructing a central utility plant, distribution piping system and energy transfer stations. The central utility plant will include boilers, chillers, cooling towers and a sewer heat recovery system. The project is expected to kick off this summer and take a little more than two years to complete. Multiple companies are providing design-engineering services. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.



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