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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Workers to Congress: Delayed National Security Investigations Threaten Jobs, U.S. Defense

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) welcomed steel workers to Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 19th to meet with congressmen and women in support of the domestic steel industry. Thanks to all of the SMA member companies who sent representatives. The press release from the event is shared below. INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES ARRIVE ON CAPITOL HILL [...]

September 21st, 2017|

SMA Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Our thoughts and prayers are with our SMA members in Texas  and along the Gulf Coast. Thank you to the mills that are providing status updates. According to the National Hurricane Center, rainfall amounts of up to 50 inches have occurred in the Houston metropolitan area. Serious flooding will continue to occur over a large [...]

August 30th, 2017|

Steel Facts

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

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

Steel doors are fireproof.

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.

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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