Press Release: Gerdau Launches Additional $70.3 Million Capital Investment at Mill in Monroe, MI

Gerdau Special Steel North America, a leading special bar quality (SBQ) producer, launched a second phase of capital investment at its Monroe mill, Michigan.  Gerdau is investing the additional $67 million to expand and modernize the rolling mill in Monroe as part of an ongoing capital investment program.  This round of investment will include installation of new top-of-the-line equipment and major upgrades of existing rolling mill facilities. 


AISTech 2018 Conference

SMA is in Philadelphia this week supporting our members at the 2018 AISTech trade show. Mark Millett, President & CEO of SDI and Thad Solomon, Nucor and Chairman of the SMA POD Committee shared ideas at during the town hall portion of the conference.


Press Release: Optimus Steel Joins the Steel Manufacturers Association

Washington, D.C.  – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that Optimus Steel has joined the association. Optimus Steel is located in Beaumont, Texas and specializes in the production of wire rod and coiled rebar.


Watch: 2018 James F. Collins Award Video for John Bass

Tracy Porter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Metals Company, and Chairman of the SMA Board of Directors, and Jim Darsey, Executive Vice President, Nucor Corporation, congratulate John Bass on his efforts and commitment to the North American Steel Industry.


SMA Op Ed: Tariffs Will Bolster Texas’ Manufacturing Industry

There has been a lot of hyperbole about the impact of President Trump’s important decision to institute tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports. The Steel Manufacturing Association is the primary trade association for America’s electric-arc-furnace steel producers, and we want to set the record straight. President Trump’s national security tariffs and other measures to [...]


SMA Announces Recipient for James F. Collins Advocacy Award

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) presented one of its most prestigious steel industry awards: the James F. Collins Achievement in Advocacy Award to John Bass, Nucor Corporation. Bass was presented with this award during the joint SMA & AISI Annual Members Conference at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.