60,000 people

and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs

SMA members directly employ

70 percent

SMA is the primary trade association for electric furnace steelmakers. Almost seventy percent of domestic steel production is via the electric furnace

SMA’s members are the most efficient in the world.

They produce steel at less than 1.9 man-hours per ton, a five-fold improvement since 1980. Many SMA member companies produce steel at less than 1 man-hour per ton.

Electric Arc Furnace Steel Production is the dominant steelmaking process in North America

Almost two-thirds of steel made in North America is made via the EAF process.

SMA members lead the way in safe, sustainable and technology driven steel production

SMA members actively engage in CAPEX investment, process optimization, innovation, product improvements


Steel Facts

When you buy steel, you’re always buying recycled.

More than 80 million tons of steel are recycled each year in North America.

Steel door latches help keep your car’s doors closed during a crash.

All 99 pounds of steel in the average major appliance can be recycled to make new steel products.

100 percent of your steel roof can be recycled. Asphalt roofs -zero percent.

Canned food is as nutritious as its fresh and frozen counterparts upon preparation.

Steel roofs can last over 50 years,while traditional roofs last only 17 years.

Steel doors can provide up to 10 times more protection against intruders than wood doors.

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