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

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Steel Facts

Canned foods are the most tamper-resistant food packaging option available today.

Steel framing contains more than 28 percent recycled steel and is completely recyclable.

For every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.

More than 1,500 food items come in steel cans.

In 2006, the steel industry recycled enough steel from old cars to produce nearly 13.5million new ones.

Testimonials

“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

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