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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Steel Caucus Leadership Sends Letter to President

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the House of Representatives Steel Caucus Leadership sent a letter to President Trump addressing the state of the domestic steel industry and unfair international trade practices.  Read the full letter below.   11-7-17 Steel Caucus

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Steel Facts

It takes more than 40 trees to build a wood-framed home. It takes approximately
four recycled cars to frame a typical 2000 sq. ft. house.

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

90 percent of retired appliances are driven to recycling centers in North America by steel.

More than 1,500 food items come in steel cans.

All 99 pounds of steel in the average major appliance can be recycled to make new steel products.

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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