April 27-28, 2016
The SMA Annual Members Conference was held in Washington, DC at the Mayflower Hotel. During the two-day meeting, SMA Board members and representatives of SMA’s Associate Member companies participated in an awards banquet luncheon that recognized the safety, environmental stewardship, community involvement, and innovation efforts of the EAF steel industry. An afternoon business session welcomed a series of speakers, including a market outlook panel discussion that featured Becky E. Hites of Steel Insights LLC, Frank McGrew of Raymond James Financial, and Nicole Leonard of Bentek Energy. Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, discussed policy measures that would help sustain a strong U.S. manufacturing economy. The Honorable Phil English, Arent Fox LLP, and Mark Nuzzaco, NPES, provided their perspectives on tax policy reform. On the final morning of the event, SMA hosted its annual Congressional Breakfast Reception on Capitol Hill. This breakfast was followed by a series of meetings with House and Senate offices.