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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 Applauds Efforts to Determine if Steel Imports Should be Restricted on National Security Grounds

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) is pleased to see today’s executive order from President Trump. “This demonstrates that the administration recognizes the vital role that the domestic steel industry plays in our country’s national security"

April 20th, 2017|

Press Release: Buy American, Hire American

Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commended President Trump for signing the executive order to “Buy American and Hire American”. The executive order will help maximize the use of domestically produced steel in federally funded infrastructure projects.

April 19th, 2017|

Steel Facts

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

24,000 community recycling programs in North America collect steel cans.

$10 billion has been invested to create a New Steel that is better for the environment.

Steel was first used for skyscrapers in 1883.

More than 14 million cars in North America were recycled in 2006.

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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SMA Annual Members Conference

May 22-24, 2017

Washington, DC

SMA Environment Committee Meeting

May 24-25, 2017

Washington, DC

Recent Events

SMA Transportation Committee/Plant Operations Division Meetings

April 5-7, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri

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