60,000 people

and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs

SMA members directly employ

70 percent

SMA is the primary trade association for electric furnace steelmakers. Almost seventy percent of domestic steel production is via the electric furnace

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

83,000 tons of steel was needed for the Golden Gate Bridge. Only half of that would be needed now.

An ULSAB Advanced Vehicle Concept is light yet safe, and it means better gas mileage and savings at the pump.

Almost 69 percent of all steel is recycled in North America each year -more than paper, aluminum, plastic & glass combined. North America’s average recycling rate has been in excess of 60 percent since 1970.

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

95 percent of the steel taken from commercial construction demolition sites was recycled and made into new steel products in 2002.

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

Canned goods do not contain preservatives.

Steel-framed homes won’t crack, warp, twist, rot, split or settle.

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