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

SMA Comments on ITC Hot-Rolled Case Decision

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today voted on the final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of hot-rolled flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The ITC issued affirmative determinations in the vast majority of the cases. Antidumping duties against hot-rolled steel from Turkey were rejected, though countervailing duties against Turkey were affirmed.

September 12th, 2016|

Report: Chinese Steel Overcapacity an Ongoing Problem Leading Up to G20 Summit

Our colleagues at the Alliance for American Manufacturing today released a new report entitled “Overcapacity in Steel: China’s Role in a Global Problem” - authored by Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. The report analyzes the causes, effects, and public policy solutions to address the steel overcapacity problem. It zeroes in on China’s overinvestment in steelmaking, and how China has been unable, or unwilling, to address the problem with effective solutions.

September 1st, 2016|

Steel Facts

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

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the steel companies in North America have invested more than $7.5 billion in capital equipment for the control of water and air pollution and the treatment of solid waste.

Millions of tons of iron and steel are diverted from the waste stream to the recycling stream due to steel’s magnetic properties that make it the easiest material to separate from the solid waste stream.

More than 14 million cars in North America were recycled in 2006.

Steel food cans are the most recycled food package.


“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 President CMC Americans, 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

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September 21-23, 2016

Washington, DC


October 3-5, 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana

Recent Events


April 28-29, 2016 Washington, DC The SMA Environment Committee met in Washington, [...]


April 27-28, 2016 Washington, DC The SMA Annual Members Conference was held [...]


April 7-8, 2016 Fort Worth, Texas The Plant Operations Division (POD) and [...]

SMA Transportation Committee meeting

April 7-8, 2016 Fort Worth, Texas The Transportation Committee meeting included supply chain discussions with the BNSF and TrinityRail, as well as a topic on resilient construction and sustainability initiatives with Lehigh Hanson. The group also discussed local truck weight limits, changes to trucking Hours-of-Service rules, and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to remove Surface Transportation Board commodity exemptions pertaining to scrap and steel products.