SMA joined nine other leading steel industry association and labor groups in sending a letter to the White House and Congressional leadership in support of Buy America domestic procurement preferences in U.S. law.  The letter stresses the critical importance of maintaining a longstanding “melted and poured” standard, which requires all steel manufacturing processes to occur in the United States in order for a product to be Buy America-compliant.  This standard – in place since 1983 – helps ensure that Buy America promotes research and development, capital investment, and jobs in the United States.

Other entities signing the letter included the Alliance for American Manufacturing; American Foundry Society; American Institute of Steel Construction; American Iron and Steel Institute; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; Iron Mining Association of Minnesota; Municipal Castings Association; Specialty Steel Industry of North America; and the United Steelworkers.