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


Steel Industry Groups Sends Letter to Rules Committee Requesting Sufficient Resources to Combat Illegal Trade

On Monday, July 27th, a group of steel industry organizations (Alliance for American Manufacturing; American Iron & Steel Institute; The Committee on Pipe & Tube Imports; Municipal Castings Associations; Specialty Steel Industry of North America; Steel Manufacturers Association; and the United Steelworkers) sent the attached letter to the leadership of the House Congressional Rules Committee. [...]

July 31st, 2020|

Steel Facts

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

Appliance motors are made from steel.

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.

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

83,000 tons of steel was needed for the Golden Gate Bridge. Only half of that would be needed now.

A steel beam is placed inside car doors to better protect passengers inside- impact collisions.

Canned goods do not contain preservatives.

Steel roofs can last over 50 years,while traditional roofs last only 17 years.

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