TimkenSteel Corporation Joins Steel Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON — The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that TimkenSteel has joined the association, and Mike Williams, president and chief executive officer of TimkenSteel, has joined SMA’s board of directors.

“We believe SMA shares our vision that the enduring power of steel makes the world a better place,” Williams said. “We look forward to partnering with our fellow SMA member companies to pursue smart policy on trade and regulation while strengthening the American steel industry’s global leadership in sustainability and environmental justice.”

Founded in 1917 and established as a standalone public company in 2014, TimkenSteel is a provider of high-quality specialty steel (including special bar quality steel and seamless mechanical tube products), manufactured components, and supply chain solutions. It has an annual melt capacity of 1.2 million tons and a ship capacity of 900,000 tons. The company serves mobile, industrial, and energy sectors, with targeted growth in electric vehicle, defense, and renewable applications.

TimkenSteel has steelmaking operations in Canton, Ohio, manufacturing facilities in Eaton, Ohio, and Columbus, North Carolina, and a distribution center in Mexico. The company has 1,700 employees.

SMA President Philip K. Bell said, “We are pleased to welcome TimkenSteel to the SMA. The company has made steel in Canton, Ohio, for more than a hundred years, combining tradition and innovation to create value. TimkenSteel will add to the growing group of American steelmakers committed to innovation, a lower carbon future, and 21st century steelmaking.”

About the SMA

SMA is the largest steel industry trade association in the United States and is the primary trade association representing North American EAF steel producers. EAF steelmakers account for over 70 percent of domestic steelmaking capacity using an innovative, 21st century production process that is less energy-intensive and has lower carbon emissions than traditional steelmaking. For more information check out our website at or our LinkedIn page.