The SMA continues to advocate for 21st Century Steelmakers both at home, in Washington, D.C., and on the road.

Here are few highlights.

Top two pictures: SMA helped arrange a plant tour of Optimus Steel in Beaumont, TX. Optimus Steel is a domestic wire rod producer and one of SMA’s newest members. U.S. Representatives from three Texas Congressional districts were in attendance.

Bottom left picture: SMA met with representatives of the Embassy of France in Washington in early April. SMA continues to be sought out by the government and by international organizations to provide an understanding of the domestic steel industry.  Additionally, SMA was represented at meetings of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity and the OECD Steel Committee in Paris.

Bottom right picture: Barbara Smith, President and CEO of Commercial Metals Company, testified before the House Congressional Steel Caucus on March 27.  John Ferriola, CEO of Nucor, also spoke at the Steel Caucus hearing.