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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.

ASTM International

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.


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

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.


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.

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.

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.

Latest News

World Crude Steel Output Rose by 1.2% in 2014

22 Jan 2015 - World crude steel production reached 1,662 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2014, up by 1.2% compared to 2013.

AISI Reacts to State of the Union Address

21 Jan 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), which represents North American steel producers and suppliers to the steel industry, said the President’s State of the Union message on 20 January 2015 had some “positive elements for the manufacturing sector;” however, “fell short of offering specific proposals to ensure robust growth for industry.”

EUROFER: Are Chinese Removal of Boron-Alloy Steel Export Rebates for Better or Worse?

20 Jan 2015 - China practices an industrial policy actively supporting its domestic steel industry. Having introduced VAT export rebates promoting higher value-added products, this measure has triggered unprecedented export surges in a weak domestic steel market, EUROFER said. China announced a removal of these rebates on 1 January 2015.

AIST Conducts Fourth International Steel Academy in Bhilai, India

19 Jan 2015 - The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is proud to announce the fourth AIST International Steel Academy (ISA) at Steel Authority of India Ltd. in Bhilai, India, on 16–20 January 2015.

Turkish Steel Exporters' Association Responds to Decision in Canada Rebar Case

16 Jan 2015 - The Turkish Steel Exporters' Association issued the following response to the finding of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in the matter of Inquiry NQ-2014-001 on concrete reinforcing bar.

SMDI Honors Men and Women of Steel at Inaugural Awards During North American Auto Show

16 Jan 2015 - Helping first responders gain access to victims faster. Providing innovative solutions to develop a best-in-class truck. The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, honored two individuals today who are driving these efforts with the inaugural "Men and Women of Steel" awards, recognizing individuals for their innovative uses and applications of steel at work and in the community.

Winners Named in Fourth Annual International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design

16 Jan 2015 - Co-sponsors of an international student competition on cold-formed steel design announced three winners from the University of North Texas, Tongji University and the University of Waterloo.

Worldsteel Twitter Debate to Explore Steel: The Material of Choice in a Sustainable World

15 Jan 2015 - On Tuesday, 27 January between 14:00 and 15:00 GMT, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) will bring together business leaders, steel associations, and academics at the forefront of the steel industry to take part in a Twitter debate on the future of the steel industry and its contribution to the green economy.

AISI Joins Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium as a Founding Member

15 Jan 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) as a founding member.

AISI: November 2014 Steel Mill Shipments Declined 10%

14 Jan 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of November 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,638,086 tons,

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