Press Release

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"

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.

SMA Statement in Response to President Trump’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Last night, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. SMA President Phil Bell issued the following statement in response...

SMA Lauds Confirmation of Commerce Secretary

By a vote of 72 to 27, the U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Wilbur L. Ross as Secretary of the Department of Commerce.

SMA Comments on Preliminary Countervailing Duties on Turkish Rebar Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) today issued its preliminary countervailing duties on Turkish steel rebar imports.

Buy America Bill Introduced to Boost Job Creation

Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) introduced the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that seeks to create American jobs, promote domestic manufacturing, increase transparency and accountability in government procurement, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in the U.S. whenever practicable.

SMA, AISI & ELVS Agree to Extend Mercury Switch Recovery Program

The Steel Manufacturers Association, the End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation, and the American Iron and Steel Institute have reached an agreement to extend the ELVS program. ELVS is a nationally recognized program for recovering mercury switches from scrap cars and light trucks prior to shredding.

House Republicans Express Support for Buy American Procurement Policies

A group of 17 House Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Bost, today sent a letter to President-Elect Trump expressing their support for Buy American domestic procurement policies.

SMA Lauds U.S. Trade Representative Nominee

Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office.  Following the announcement, Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued a statement: “Robert Lighthizer is an excellent pick to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that is vitally important to 21st century steelmakers.  Mr. Lighthizer [...]

Rail Customers Issue Progress Report on Freight Rail Reform

One year after the passage of landmark freight rail reform legislation, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is making headway toward implementing long overdue policy improvements.