Category: Press Release

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 […]

SMA Statement on EPA’s New PM2.5 Air Quality Rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new air-quality rule that could harm steel manufacturers and workers, reduce economic growth, and slow the implementation of major capital investments. The rule, Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, tightens restrictions on emissions of particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in […]

New Report Indicates Significant Scrap Is Available to Support Global Steel Decarbonization

WASHINGTON — The global steel industry has an opportunity to make greater use of ferrous scrap in steel production to lower greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the industry, according to a new report made public today by the Steel Manufacturers Association. Compared to traditional ore-based steel manufacturing processes, steel production using recycled scrap emits an […]

SMA Celebrates the Release of the GSCC Steel Climate Standard

The Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) today released a draft of The Steel Climate Standard, a global standard to measure and report steel carbon emissions. The Steel Manufacturers Association is a founding member of GSCC, which today has nearly 40 member companies. Together they have steelmaking or scrap processing operations in 79 countries. The standard […]

SMA President Philip K. Bell Quoted in Politico

Talks between the United States and the European Union on steel tariffs and carbon emissions are “in a difficult place, but [negotiators] still have got plenty of time” to reach an agreement, SMA President Philip K. Bell tells Politico (“U.S., EU search for climate truce — and a united front against China,” March 10, 2023). About the SMA […]

Steel Manufacturers Association Supports Congressional Steel Caucus Message to Biden Administration

WASHINGTON — The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) stands proudly with the Congressional Steel Caucus as it urges the Biden administration to step up its defense of the American steel industry against unjust international trade schemes and dirty steel imports, SMA President Philip K. Bell announced today. In a February 22 letter to the White House, […]

Ty Garrison Elected Chairman of Steel Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON — The board of directors of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announces the election of Ty Garrison of Commercial Metals Company as chairman. Garrison is senior vice president–operations at CMC, where he leads operations and commercial teams in the United States and Poland along with supply chain and engineering functions. Ty joined the CMC […]

SMA Statement on WTO Panel Reports

“We support the United States Government’s refusal to accept the conclusions of today’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel reports involving challenges to the United States’ Section 232 national security measures on steel. Issues of national security should not be reviewed via the WTO dispute settlement process. Furthermore, the WTO has no power to dictate how […]

New steel coalition promotes a transparent and climate-focused standard to measure and reduce carbon emissions

  An international group of leading steel manufacturers today announced the formation of a coalition to urge the United States and European Union to adopt a global emission standard that incentivizes steelmakers to use the cleanest steel production process available. The new coalition – the Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) – supports a global standard […]

National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) Memorandum of Understanding Renewed to 2027

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Joseph Goffman joined industry stakeholders in renewing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) to reduce mercury air emissions.  The MOU was also signed by the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), the American Iron and […]