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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 Presents at Platts Steel Markets North America Conference

Today, SMA President Phil Bell presented at the 13th Annual Platts Steel Markets North America Conference. He discussed challenges related to global steel overcapacity.

March 13th, 2017|

House Hearing Examines Water Infrastructure’s Role in a 21st Century Economy

Today, the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held its first hearing of the 115th Congress. The Subcommittee examined the role of federal government agencies in building water infrastructure projects.

March 9th, 2017|

Steel Facts

Millions of tons of iron and steel are diverted from the waste stream to the recycling stream due to steel’s magnetic properties that make it the easiest material to separate from the solid waste stream.

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

A car’s structure,the safety cage, is made from steel.

More than 80 million tons of steel are recycled each year in North America.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

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 Transportation Committee/Plant Operations Division Meetings

April 5-7, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri

SMA Annual Members Conference

May 22-24, 2017

Washington, DC

Recent Events

SMA Safety/Human Resources Committee Meetings

March 15-17, 2017 New Orleans, Louisiana

SMA Environment Committee Meeting

February 8-10, 2017 Rancho Cucamonga, California

SMA Board of Directors Meeting

January 26-27, 2017 Dallas, Texas

SMA Board of Directors Meeting

SMA's Board of Directors met on October 27-28, 2016 in Chicago, IL.