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


SMA Comments on Supreme Court 232 Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the Section 232 statute, brought by American Institute for International Steel (AIIS). In response to this decision, Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) issued the following statement: “The U.S. Supreme Court correctly ruled that the challenge [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

Steel Facts

$10 billion has been invested to create a New Steel that is better for the environment.

Appliance motors are made from steel.

Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.

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

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

Steel parts are more dent-resistant and are up to 30 percent stronger than they were a decade ago.

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

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.

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