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


Steel Facts

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

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

More than 80 million tons of steel are recycled each year in North America.

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

Asphalt roofs actually weigh twice as much as steel roofs.

Steel-framed homes are impervious to termites.

More than 95 percent of the water used for making steel in North America is now recycled.

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

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