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


SMU NexGen Leadership Award

Steel Market Update to Honor the Next Generation of Leadership Steel Market Update, with the support and sponsorship of the Steel Manufacturers Association, will celebrate young emerging leaders in the steel and manufacturing industries by honoring a deserving individual with the inaugural SMU NexGen Leadership Award. SMU is currently accepting nominations for the recognition, which [...]

June 13th, 2019|

SMA Announces Recipient of James F. Collins Advocacy Award

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) presented the James F. Collins Achievement in Advocacy Award to Mark D. Millett, president, CEO and co-founder of Steel Dynamics, Inc. Millett was presented with the award during the joint SMA & AISI Annual Members Conference in Washington, D.C.   “Mark continues to be a strong advocate [...]

June 4th, 2019|

Steel Facts

More than 1,500 food items come in steel cans.

Steel food cans are the most recycled food package.

Steel hinges on refrigerators can support more than 140 pounds of door weight without sagging.

Appliance motors are made from steel.

The amount of energy needed to produce a ton of steel has been reduced by 34 percent since 1972.

95 percent of the steel taken from commercial construction demolition sites was recycled and made into new steel products in 2002.

Over half of all the types of steels present in today’s automobiles did not even exist 10 years ago.

Canned food is as nutritious as its fresh and frozen counterparts upon preparation.

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