Almost 69 percent of all steel is recycled in North America each year -more than paper, aluminum, plastic & glass combined. North America’s average recycling rate has been in excess of 60 percent since 1970.
Since World War II, the North American steel industry has reduced its energy intensity by 60 percent. This conservation of energy has also contributed to a significant reduction in the generation of carbon dioxide.
Canned foods are the most tamper-resistant food packaging option available today.
Asphalt roofs actually weigh twice as much as steel roofs.
Canned food is as nutritious as its fresh and frozen counterparts upon preparation.
“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 for my company. As a trade association, the SMA embraces into its day-to-day operations the EAF, Minimill culture, which is lean, cross-functional and results-oriented. SMA addresses my advocacy needs and fights 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
“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