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American Steel. Redefined.

The American steel industry isn’t what you’d think. And for good reason. For over a quarter century, electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking has made steel greener, safer and the most energy efficient in the world today. Over 70% of all steel made in America is sustainably produced using electric arc furnaces. EAF steel is the backbone of our country. And the strength of American EAF steel is continuously cast by the members of SMA – the Steel Manufacturers Association.

WHY EAF STEEL?
99% of steel co-products can be repurposed for other use, recycled to reclaim materials within them or recycled as energy sources.
WHY EAF STEEL?
Domestic EAF steelmakers have announced more than $15.7 billion in new or upgraded steel facilities.
WHY EAF STEEL?
90% of the water used in American EAF steel mills is processed, cleaned and returned to the environment.

Lower Carbon

EAF steelmaking is more energy efficient than traditional steelmaking – with 75% fewer CO2 emissions and less environmental impact. 

100% Recyclable

The EAF process is a sustainable model for recycling scrap-based raw materials into new steel – which is 100% (and infinitely) recyclable at the end of its useful life.

High-wage Jobs

Across America, EAF steelmaking facilities are clean, modern and sustainable – employing tens of thousands of people with high-tech, high-wage jobs.

American-made

EAFs are used to produce over 70% of all American steel, compared to 28% by steelmakers worldwide – just another reason to choose American EAF steel.

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Government

The importance of American EAF steel.

Business

Why supporting EAF steel helps support American business.

Members

Explore our existing members and the benefits of becoming one.

Sustainability

Why making steel more sustainable is one of our greatest strengths and responsibilities.

A Strong Push for Public Policy

SMA fiercely advocates for all major policies related to today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive steel industry.
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Trade & Economic Competitiveness
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Energy Self-Sufficiency
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Environmental Stewardship
Workforce Engagement
Manufacturing Agenda
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