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Alacero

Since it was founded in 1959, the Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (Alacero) has always sought to promote the values of a regional integration in the industry to strengthen and defend interests and rights of steel manufacturing companies. Before 2011, Alacero was known as Ilafa (Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y el Acero).

IREPAS

IREPAS is a global association of producers and exporters of long steel products.

American Institute for International Steel

The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) is the only steel-related trade association which supports free trade. The Institute accomplishes its mission through advocacy, networking, communications and education.

Metals Service Center Institute

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is a trade association that supports and represents most elements of the metals value chain, including metals producers, distributors, and processors and, to a lesser extent, the interests of metals users. Its primary membership consists of metals service centers – businesses that inventory and distribute metals for industrial customers and perform first-stage processing.

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

SEASI

The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) is a technical institute; its main objective is to promote the iron and steel industry in the South East Asian region. It achieves its objectives by facilitating technology transfer from around the world, especially from Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.

Specialty Steel Industry of North America

The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) is a voluntary trade association representing virtually all the producers of specialty steel in North America. Its members produce a variety of products including bar, rod, wire, angles, plate, sheet and strip, in stainless steel and other specialty steels.

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 16,000 members from more than 70 countries. With 29 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. Its mission is to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

Steel Manufacturers Association

The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) consists of 34 North American steel producers who account for over 75% of domestic steelmaking capacity. SMA’s members represent a growing and dynamic segment of North America’s steel industry. Most are EAF steel producers, or mini-mills, who use a feedstock almost entirely composed of recycled steel scrap to make new steel.

Association of Women in the Metal Industries

Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is an organization of professionals, founded in California in 1981, to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries. AWMI believes that women in similar industries can benefit themselves and their companies through relationships, education and shared knowledge.

Steel Market Development Institute

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). SMDI’s objective is to grow the markets for steel in the automotive, construction and container industries and for value-added long products, as well as in non-traditional steel markets such as energy. The SMDI also influences local, state and federal officials on the benefits of steel to ensure legislation that provides a level playing field for steel products and practices.

Canacero

The Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber (CANACERO)brings together Mexican manufacturers and processors of steel, and those closely associated with the industry.

Steel Recycling Institute

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products. The SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's continuous recycling cycle.

EUROFER

EUROFER, the European Steel Association, is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and was founded in 1976. It represents 100% of steel production in the European Union.

United Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers union (USW) represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors.

International Stainless Steel Forum

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a non-profit research organization, which serves as the world forum on various aspects of the international stainless steel industry. ISSF was founded in 1996.

World Steel Association

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 17 of the world's 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.

Latest News

EUROFER Provides Update on Ambitious Climate Targets, Measures to Preserve Industrial Competitiveness

30 Oct 2014 - On 24 October 2014, the EU heads of state and government agreed on an ambitious European energy and climate policy framework for the period 2020 to 2030, including a CO2 emission reduction target of 43% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels for sectors covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

AIIS: U.S. Steel Imports Continue to Grow

28 Oct 2014 - U.S. steel imports continued their upward trend in September, increasing 5.2% over their August level, the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) reports.

USW Joins Petition for Duties on Welded API Line Pipe Imports

27 Oct 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey.

U.S. Electrical Steel Producers to Appeal Decision in Trade Case

24 Oct 2014 - U.S. producers of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) will file an appeal of the negative decision on "material injury" by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

SMDI Appoints Mark A. Thimons to Head Up Steel Recycling Institute

23 Oct 2014 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announced that Mark A. Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI).

Steel Institute Applauds Decision to Revoke Russian Steel Agreement

22 Oct 2014 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) applauded the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) decision to revoke the outdated “suspension agreement” with Russia, which has prevented antidumping duties from being imposed on imports of hot-rolled steel from that country to the U.S.

World Crude Steel Production Down Slightly Y-o-Y in September

21 Oct 2014 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2014, a slight decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013.

worldsteel Announces 9th steelChallenge Launch Date

20 Oct 2014 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced that the steelChallenge-9 will begin with the regional championship round on 19 November 2014 and will finish with the world championship round on 11 February 2015.

MSCI: North American Service Center Growth Resumes in September

17 Oct 2014 - Year-over-year growth in steel and aluminum service center shipments resumed in September 2014 in both the United States and Canada, according to the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI).

Steel Institute Applauds Rebar Imports Decision

16 Oct 2014 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) issued the following statement on behalf of its U.S. producer members regarding the affirmative determination by the International Trade Commission (ITC) on rebar imports:

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