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


America Recycles Day 2019

60.4 million tons in 2018. The US EAF steel sector recycled 60.4 million tons of steel scrap, producing over 58 million tons of new steel products here in the United States of America.

November 15th, 2019|

Steel Facts

The North American steelindustry has achieved a 90 percent reduction inthe discharge of air and water emissions versus 10 years ago.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

Steel doors are fireproof.

A car’s structure,the safety cage, is made from steel.

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

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.

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

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

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