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

Steel Caucus Calls on ITC to Protect American Steel Industry, Enforce Trade Laws

SMA supports free and fair trade based on the principles of comparative advantage. The same openness should not be extended to illegally traded, dumped and subsidized material. The U.S. cannot allow other nations to directly violate the rules of international trade at the expense of the domestic economy. As such, SMA appreciates the recent outreach of Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Tim Murphy and Vice Chairman Peter Visclosky urging enforcement of the nation's trade laws.

October 13th, 2016|

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|

Steel Facts

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

The amount of energy needed to produce a ton of steel has been reduced by 34 percent since 1972.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

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

Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.


“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 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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