60,000 people

and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs

SMA members directly employ


75 percent

SMA members account for over three-fourths of domestic steelmaking capacity.


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

Senators Brown & Portman Demand Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Package

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are leading the fight to restore a "Buy America" provision in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

December 5th, 2016|

SMA Comments on Commerce, Transportation Secretary Nominees

As President-elect Trump continues to announce administration nominees, SMA President Phil Bell provided his thoughts on the nominations of Elaine Chao and Wilbur Ross to head the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce, respectively.

November 30th, 2016|

Steel Facts

83,000 tons of steel was needed for the Golden Gate Bridge. Only half of that would be needed now.

Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.

95 percent of the steel taken from commercial construction demolition sites was recycled and made into new steel products in 2002.

It takes more than 40 trees to build a wood-framed home. It takes approximately
four recycled cars to frame a typical 2000 sq. ft. house.

$10 billion has been invested to create a New Steel that is better for the environment.


“As a founding member of the SMA, Commercial Metals believes that the organization represents 21st Century Steelmakers and creates a forum where its members can exchange ideas and engage in solution focused initiatives for the North American steel industry. We are proud to be a part of this organization.”
Tracy Porter, SMA Chairman and Executive Vice President of CMC, Irving TX
“The SMA is a tremendous value proposition for me and my company. As a trade association, the SMA embraces the EAF, Minimill culture which is lean, cross functional and results oriented into its day-to-day operations. SMA address my advocacy needs and they fight for domestic steel producers whether they are Fortune 500 companies or 100 plus year old family businesses, such as mine.”
Burke Byer, President & CEO Byer Steel, Cincinnati, OH
“This is an organization that is extremely responsive and offers programming for its members from the C-Suite to rank-and-file employees at the mill level. Its member driven committee structure that focuses on areas such as safety, environment, plant operations, human resources, and transportation is what makes the Steel Manufacturers association unique.”
Kim Selph, Director Communications and Public Affairs, Gerdau North America, Tampa FL
“We value our long standing relationship with the SMA. The SMA enables us to have significant access to our customer base, interact with company personnel and promote our innovative and sustainable solutions to the steel industry.”
Mike Romano, Global VP Corporate Accounts, NALCO an Ecolab Company

events-iconUpcoming Events

SMA Board of Directors Meeting

January 26-27, 2017

Dallas, Texas

SMA Environment Committee Meeting

February 8-10, 2017

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Recent Events

SMA Board of Directors Meeting

SMA's Board of Directors met on October 27-28, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

SMA Human Resources Committee Meeting

The SMA Human Resources Committee met on October 26-27, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

SMA Safety Committee/Plant Operations Division Meetings

SMA's Safety Committee and Plant Operations Division held concurrent meetings in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 13-14, 2016.

SMA Environment Committee Meeting

October 4-5, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana SMA's Environment Committee met in Indianapolis, IN [...]