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The latest news headlines from professional associations and other groups involved in the steel industry.

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 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.


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.


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, 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

SMA Comments on Announced Nucor Acquisition of Gallatin Steel

16 Sep 2014 - The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commented on the recent announcement that Nucor Corp. will acquire Gallatin Steel Co.

USW Lauds Mine Expansion at Minntac Minnesota Ore Operations

15 Sep 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at U. S. Steel’s Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac.

USW Calls DOC Decision on Dumped Rebar a Mixed Blessing

12 Sep 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW) international president Leo W. Gerard released the following statement in regards to the U.S. Department of Commerce final investigation determination on dumped steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico and Turkey.

National Steel Bridge Alliance Names New Marketing Manager

12 Sep 2014 - The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) is proud to welcome Matt Shergalis as its new marketing manager.

IREPAS: Challenging Times in Global Longs Market Despite Demand Improvement

09 Sep 2014 - There has been a reasonable resumption of demand for long steel products in the North American and northern EU markets following the holiday period, IREAPS said in its September 2014 Short Range Outlook.

AISI: July Steel Shipments Up 2.4% From June, Up 2.6% from Prior Year

09 Sep 2014 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of July 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,492,744 tons.

Winners Announced in 14th Annual ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition

09 Sep 2014 - Thirteen student design projects were honored in the 2013–2014 Steel Design Student Competition.

AIIS: U.S. Steel Exports Dip in July, Down 6.6% for 2014

09 Sep 2014 - U.S. steel exports continued to trend downward in July, slipping 3.3% to just over 1 million tons, the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) reported.

AIST Selects T.C. Graham Prize Contest Jury

08 Sep 2014 - The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) has selected the Contest Jury for the T.C. Graham Prize. This unique jury will select the winning entrant for the inaugural T.C. Graham Prize contest.

SMDI Signs on as Title Sponsor of Texas Truck Rodeo to Promote Use of Steel in Autos

05 Sep 2014 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as title sponsor of the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo.

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