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 Presents Awards to Liberty Steel Peoria and Nucor Decatur

During an awards ceremony in Tampa, Florida, SMA recognized Liberty Steel Peoria with the Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety Excellence award, and the SMA Excellence in Community Service award to Nucor Decatur. Liberty Steel Peoria Team receiving Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety Excellence award. Nucor Decatur Team receiving the SMA Excellence in Community [...]

September 19th, 2019|

SMA Announces Awards for Industry Excellence

Tampa, FL, September 19 – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) has announced its 2019 awards recipients for steel industry excellence recognizing efforts of the domestic EAF steel industry.  Liberty Steel received SMA’s Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety Excellence award and Nucor Decatur was awarded SMA’s Achievement in Community Service award during a joint meeting [...]

September 19th, 2019|

Steel Facts

Appliance motors are made from steel.

24,000 community recycling programs in North America collect steel cans.

Almost 69 percent of all steel is recycled in North America each year -more than paper, aluminum, plastic & glass combined. North America’s average recycling rate has been in excess of 60 percent since 1970.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

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

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

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

Steel-framed homes won’t crack, warp, twist, rot, split or settle.

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