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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.

2018-05-09T16:33:26+00:00

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.

2018-05-09T16:57:35+00:00

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.

2018-05-08T15:35:50+00:00

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 [...]

2018-05-03T11:54:15+00:00

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.

2018-04-25T14:53:16+00:00

Press Release: Alton Steel, Inc. Produces its First Bar-in-Coil

ALTON, IL (April 23, 2018) – Alton Steel, Inc. has produced the first bar-in-coil through its newly installed Garrett-style coiler. The $4.75 million project was approved in July 2017 by the ASI Board of Directors. The addition of this equipment complements ASI’s existing offerings of hot-rolled, cut-to-length SBQ bars and boosts support for customers in [...]

2018-04-24T11:15:29+00:00

SMA Hosts HR & Transportation Committees in Dallas, TX

Last week, the Steel Manufacturers Association hosted our HR and Transportation Committee Meetings in Dallas, TX. Our groups shared ideas for industry best-practices, toured the BNSF Corporate headquarters, went through active-shooter training and welcomed Congressman Pete Sessions (Chairman of the House Rules Committee; TX-32). Great event!! Thank you to all who attended! #SMAMeetings    

2018-04-09T19:43:59+00:00

Steel CEOs Testify At Steel Caucus Hearing

Today, Steel CEO's met in Washington, DC to share ideas with members of congress. Mark Millett, President & CEO of Steel Dynamics, Inc. testified on behalf of the SMA and its members. A full copy of his testimony can be found at the link below. Steel Caucus Statement

2018-03-22T18:19:01+00:00