SMA was pleased to partner with Sterling Steel to arrange a plant tour for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17). Rep. Bustos met with Sterling Steel President & General Manager Kevin Mullen, Sterling Steel leadership, and SMA staff. The group discussed the history of the facility and the importance of manufacturing to the Illinois economy. They also engaged in a robust dialogue on SMA policy priorities, including trade law enforcement, environmental stewardship, and the need for infrastructure investment using domestically melted and poured steel products.
In addition to being a member of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Rep. Bustos has been a strong proponent of Buy America measures. She recently introduced H.R. 939, the Buy America for Drinking Water Extension Act of 2017. This legislation would require water infrastructure projects to utilize American steel in order to support American jobs.
Click here to see initial media coverage of Congresswoman Bustos’s visit.