Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association welcomes President Trump’s proclamation instituting tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports, effective in 15 days. U.S. steel producers have supported broad and effective action under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, designed to remove the threat that these imports are having on the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) Board of Directors today announced that Tracy Porter, Executive Vice President of Commercial Metals Company (CMC) was re-elected as Chairman of SMA’s Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. In 2016, Mr. Porter was appointed Executive Vice President of CMC Operations after serving as Chief Operating Officer
Washington, D.C. – “The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) is pleased to see that the United States Department of Commerce has submitted the Section 232 Investigation Report to President Trump in advance of the January 16, 2018 statutory deadline.” said SMA president Philip K. Bell. Bell added “Although the report is not yet public, we believe
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rick Crawford a Republican representing Arkansas’ first Congressional district is set to lead the House Steel Caucus. Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), commended Crawford: “We are extremely pleased that the caucus will be chaired by a leader who represents the future of the domestic steel industry.
Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that Bayou Steel Group has joined the association. Bayou Steel Group is an independent company that produces long carbon steel products in North America, with operations in LaPlace, LA, Harriman, TN, and three strategically located stocking depots in Tulsa, OK, Chicago, IL and Pittsburgh, PA. The company specializes in the
Washington, D.C. – Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commended President Trump for signing the executive order to “Buy American and Hire American”. The executive order will help maximize the use of domestically produced steel in federally funded infrastructure projects. This will also help minimize waivers and exceptions to Buy American
Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), the End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS), and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) have reached an agreement to extend the ELVS program. ELVS is a nationally recognized program for recovering mercury switches from scrap cars and light trucks prior to shredding. The program will
Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office. Following the announcement, Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued a statement: “Robert Lighthizer is an excellent pick to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that is vitally important to 21st century steelmakers. Mr.
Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (“SMA”) today released comments on the outcomes of the 2016 elections. SMA President Philip K. Bell stated: “The SMA has a long-standing tradition of operating in a bipartisan manner. We are pleased that this contentious election season is now behind us. We look forward to working with both