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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SMA joins industry groups calling on President to embrace strong Buy America requirements for infrastructure investment

The Steel Manufacturers Association, along with a group of other national trade associations, authored a letter to the President after the 2018 potential infrastructure deal was leaked and made public. This letter is a call to action in regards to the application of Buy America policy requirements while investing in the nation's infrastructure. Buy America [...]

January 23rd, 2018|

Steel Facts

Canned food is as nutritious as its fresh and frozen counterparts upon preparation.

More than 95 percent of the water used for making steel in North America is now recycled.

Steel doors can provide up to 10 times more protection against intruders than wood doors.

Asphalt roofs actually weigh twice as much as steel roofs.

The North American steelindustry has achieved a 90 percent reduction inthe discharge of air and water emissions versus 10 years ago.

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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