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

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SMA Statement on Senate USMCA Passage

Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) made the following statement today on Senate passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), by a vote of 89-10. “The SMA is pleased with the Senate’s bi-partisan passage of USMCA.  The USMCA succeeds in its goal of maintaining free trade between the three countries. This agreement provides strong [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Steel Facts

A steel beam is placed inside car doors to better protect passengers inside- impact collisions.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

Your car’s safety buckles (seat belts) are made with steel.

Steel was first used for skyscrapers in 1883.

For every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.

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.

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the steel companies in North America have invested more than $7.5 billion in capital equipment for the control of water and air pollution and the treatment of solid waste.

The first steel-made automobile was introduced in 1918.

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