The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) consists of 36 North American companies that operate 130 steel plants and employ approximately 40,000 people. SMA members account for over seventy percent of domestic steel production. The SMA also has 129 Associate Member companies who provide goods and services to the steel industry.
SMA members are widely dispersed across North America, with 31 located in the United States, three in Canada, and two in Mexico. The US companies are represented in the United States Congress by 125 Congressional Districts in 37 states.
The SMA is the primary trade association for scrap-based electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmakers and rerollers. In 2008, EAF’s are expected to produce approximately 54.6 million metric tons, or 60 percent of the total steel manufactured in the US.