60,000 people

and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs

SMA members directly employ

70 percent

SMA is the primary trade association for electric furnace steelmakers. Almost seventy percent of domestic steel production is via the electric furnace

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 Facts

100 percent of your steel roof can be recycled. Asphalt roofs -zero percent.

Steel roofs provide your family with excellent protection against wind, water, snow, ice and fire and are even hail-resistant.

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

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the steel companies in North America have invested more than $7.5 billion in capital equipment for the control of water and air pollution and the treatment of solid waste.

Since World War II, the North American steel industry has reduced its energy intensity by 60 percent. This conservation of energy has also contributed to a significant reduction in the generation of carbon dioxide.

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

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.

Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.

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