U.S. Metals & Minerals Industry Plant Closures on the Rise in 2009

SUGAR LAND, TX–(Marketwire – February 9, 2009) – Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — For the Metals & Minerals Industry, 2009 is shaping up to be a record year for plant and mine closures in the U.S. Just one month into the year, 45 major Metals & Minerals Industry plants and mines have already closed or have announced plans to close in 2009. This news comes on the heels of 2008, a year that marked the highest plant closure rate for the industry since 2004…more at MetalsNews.com