and indirectly generate an additional 420,000 jobs
SMA members directly employ
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