SMA Archive

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

SMA Lauds U.S. Trade Representative Nominee

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.

SMA Comments on Election Outcomes

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

SMA Lauds ITC Vote on Corrosion-Resistant Steel

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) lauded today’s United States International Trade Commission (ITC) vote on certain corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan.  Final antidumping and countervailing duties were upheld be a unanimous 6-0 affirmative vote. Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued the following statement following the

SMA Joins Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement Coalition

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) today announced that it has joined the Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition that was recently established to oppose China’s potential designation as a market economy at the end of 2016. China has claimed that it should automatically be treated as a market economy in December 2016,