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60,000 people

and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs

SMA members directly employ

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75 percent

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Lauds U.S. Trade Representative Nominee

Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office.  Following the announcement, Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued a statement: “Robert Lighthizer is an excellent pick to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that is vitally important to 21st century steelmakers.  Mr. Lighthizer [...]

January 3rd, 2017|

Rail Customers Issue Progress Report on Freight Rail Reform

One year after the passage of landmark freight rail reform legislation, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is making headway toward implementing long overdue policy improvements.

December 21st, 2016|

Steel Facts

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

90 percent of retired appliances are driven to recycling centers in North America by steel.

Steel hinges on refrigerators can support more than 140 pounds of door weight without sagging.

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

Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.

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

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 [...]