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Brandon Farris Named SMA Vice President, Government Affairs

Brandon Farris has joined the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) as vice president, government affairs. He will oversee SMA’s legislative and regulatory affairs and lead SMA’s public policy agenda and strategic relationships. He will report to SMA President Philip K. Bell. Brandon comes to SMA from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he was vice […]

JSW Steel USA Joins Steel Manufacturers Association

The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that JSW Steel USA has rejoined the association, and JSW Steel USA Chief Executive Officer Rob Simon has rejoined SMA’s board of directors. Simon was chairman of SMA in 2011 while serving as an executive with EVRAZ North America. “We share SMA’s commitment to high-tech, low-emissions steelmaking that […]

SMA Statement on Historic Tariffs on Chinese Steel and Other Products

SMA President Philip K. Bell was honored to represent domestic steelmakers by joining President Joseph R. Biden, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Trade Representative Katherine Tai and esteemed guests in The White House Rose Garden today for the announcement of new tariffs designed to prevent Chinese steel and other products from swamping the U.S. market. “Chinese […]

SMA President Bell Talks Global Arrangement with Press at AISTech 2024

“The issues that the Global Arrangement is trying to address are very complicated,” SMA President Philip K. Bell told reporters during a press conference at AISTech 2024 in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. “They’re not easy to solve, so it’s going to take time. I think this hiatus is actually a good thing because it’s going to […]

SMA Commends Biden-Harris Administration’s Call for Higher Tariffs on Chinese Steel Imports

“It’s good to see the Biden-Harris administration getting tougher on China today by asking U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to significantly increase Section 301 tariffs on Chinese steel imports amid a sharp rise in Chinese steel flooding the global market,” SMA President Philip K. Bell said. “China’s unfair trade practices hurt American steelmakers and consumers, […]

SMA Quoted in Article on Steel for Replacement Bridge in Baltimore

Steel salvaged from the site of the Key Bridge disaster in Baltimore will likely be turned into new steel by Steel Manufacturers Association member companies, SMA President Philip K. Bell tells the Baltimore Banner. And SMA members are well positioned to produce new steel for the replacement bridge over the Patapsco River, he said. “There’s […]

SMA President Quoted in Architectural Record Piece Sponsored by SINY

Architects, specifying engineers and construction project managers looking for information about low-emissions steel for high-performing buildings will find it in a new article and continuing-education course promoted in the March 2024 issue of Architectural Record. The article, called “Structural Steel for Low-Carbon-Emission Lightweight Frames,” by Dr. William B. Millard, features insights from the Steel Manufacturers […]

SMA President Quoted in Baltimore Sun — Columnist Urges Use of Recycled Steel in New Bridge

A columnist in the Baltimore Sun, Daniel Rodricks, urged the government to use American-made recycled steel in the bridge that eventually replaces the Key Bridge, which fell into the Patapsco River after a container ship struck it in the early hours of March 26. To make sure it could be done, Rodricks turned to an […]

SMA President Quoted in Fastmarkets

“We are pleased to see that the US Department of Energy has selected [Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)] member SSAB Americas for a major investment in low-emissions steelmaking. We welcome investment in the decarbonization of heavy industry,” SMA President Philip Bell said in a statement sent to Fastmarkets. Read more:    

SMA President Quoted in Recycled Product News

“For steelmakers using recycled steel in production, who represent over 70 percent of American steel capacity, the significant investment in green manufacturing represents an endorsement of their decades-long investment in low-emissions steelmaking,” SMA President Philip K. Bell tells Recycled Product News.” To build renewable energy infrastructure and promote a circular economy approach to manufacturing, it […]