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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SMA Statement on USMCA Signing

The passage and signing of the USMCA represents a landmark foreign trade agreement (FTA) that serves as a model for future FTAs.  The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) looks forward to working with the Administration to successfully implement the USMCA and promote sustainable growth opportunities within North America that support 21st century steelmaking.  The SMA thanks [...]

January 29th, 2020|

SMA Statement on Senate USMCA Passage

Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) made the following statement today on Senate passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), by a vote of 89-10. “The SMA is pleased with the Senate’s bi-partisan passage of USMCA.  The USMCA succeeds in its goal of maintaining free trade between the three countries. This agreement provides strong [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Steel Facts

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.

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

When you buy steel, you’re always buying recycled.

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

Steel framing contains more than 28 percent recycled steel and is completely recyclable.

In 2006, the steel industry recycled enough steel from old cars to produce nearly 13.5million new ones.

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

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

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