Mission Statement

Who we are, what we do, why it matters

We are 21st Century Steelmakers.  We facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and promote public policies that enable North American steelmakers to compete globally.  The SMA provides an optimal mix of advocacy, member services, and external communication that educates, informs, and influences stakeholders.  The SMA supports its members as they safely, profitably, and sustainably build businesses, lives, and communities.

Our Values

What is important to us

Safety – is a core SMA value. Safety permeates everything we do as 21st Century Steelmakers

Professionalism – we are steel industry professionals who are competent and committed to quality and excellence

Member Focus – we exist to support our members

Growth Orientation – we are a modern organization committed to long-term growth in our membership, programs and initiatives

Teamwork – we work together as a staff while always seeking the input, feedback and engagement of our members

Integrity – we are truthful, honest and forthright with others and ourselves. Our mutual trust and respect for each other, our members, and the public is what differentiates us as an organization

Vision Statement

Who we aspire to be

The SMA is the voice of the North American electric arc furnace (EAF) steel industry. We are the largest steel trade association in North America and we are a highly respected resource for government, media, steelmakers and the general public.