Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that Bayou Steel Group has joined the association.

Bayou Steel Group is an independent company that produces long carbon steel products in North America, with operations in LaPlace, LA, Harriman, TN, and three strategically located stocking depots in Tulsa, OK, Chicago, IL and Pittsburgh, PA. The company specializes in the production of merchant bar products and small beams for a wide variety of applications including non-residential construction, ship and barge building, highway safety systems, and rack systems among others.

Rob Simon, CEO of Bayou Steel Group, said: “Bayou Steel is pleased to partner with the SMA and its member companies. We are committed to strengthening and maintaining a strong safety culture, and SMA has for years led the industry in safety. This, combined with SMA’s public policy leadership, will benefit both Bayou Steel and the industry as a whole.”

“We are pleased to welcome Bayou Steel group to the SMA,” stated Philip K. Bell, president of the SMA. “It is important that we, as the voice for the EAF steel industry, come together to address common challenges. We look forward to Bayou Steel’s contributions as a producer member.”


SMA is North America’s largest steel industry trade association, and the primary association for electric arc furnace steel producers. SMA’s 26 producer member companies account for over seventy-five percent of total domestic steelmaking capacity. For more information visit SMA’s website at www.steelnet.org or our Facebook page.