SMA Archive

SMA Comments on North American Trade Agreement Negotiations

Washington, D.C.  – Today, the Trump administration sent a notice to Congress of its intent to sign an updated trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and possibly Canada. “The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) strongly supports a trilateral agreement to modernize the way trade is conducted in North America. We urge the three governments to quickly conclude talks

SMA Announces Recipient for James F. Collins Advocacy Award

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) presented one of its most prestigious steel industry awards: the James F. Collins Achievement in Advocacy Award to John Bass, Nucor Corporation. Bass was presented with this award during the joint SMA & AISI Annual Members Conference at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The James F. Collins Excellence

SMA Welcomes President Trump’s Action on  National Security Steel Tariffs

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.

SMA Elects New Board of Directors Leadership

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

SMA Applauds Submission of Section 232 Investigation Report

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

SMA Comments on G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity

SMA Applauds Crawford as House Steel Caucus Chair

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.

Bayou Steel Group joins the SMA

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

SMA Supports President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

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

SMA, AISI & ELVS Agree to Extend Mercury Switch Recovery Program

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