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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

Global Crude Steel Capacity Utilization Fell in July

20 Aug 2014 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million metric tons (Mt) in July 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2013.

North American Service Center Shipment Growth Continued in July

20 Aug 2014 - The healthy growth in steel and aluminum shipments exhibited in June 2014 continued into July for both U.S. and Canadian service centers, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) reported.

Steel Institute and Others Ramp Up Call for Currency Policy Remedies

14 Aug 2014 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and allied manufacturing groups reiterated their call for strong and enforceable currency manipulation disciplines in all future trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Sixth Annual SteelDay Set for 19 September 2014

13 Aug 2014 - Where will you be celebrating SteelDay? Whether you visit a structural steel facility, tour a project jobsite or attend a seminar, you can be part of the industry’s largest educational and networking event on 19 September 2014.

AISI: June Steel Shipments Down 1.3% From May, Up 6.2% From Prior Year

13 Aug 2014 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of June 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,291,823 tons, a 1.3% decrease from the 8,398,976 tons shipped in the previous month, May 2014, and a 6.2% increase from the 7,806,319 tons shipped in June 2013.

U.S. Steel Exports Rise Slightly in June

12 Aug 2014 - Exports of U.S. steel products held steady in June 2014, as increases to minor trading partners offset decreases to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries.

Steelworkers Ratify Contract at PSC Metals, Ending Lockout

12 Aug 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW) said that the members of USW Local 3610-02 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with PSC Metals, ending the company's lockout after six months.

Union Workers Locked Out of ArcelorMittal Contrecoeur Plant

08 Aug 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW)/Syndicat des Métallos is condemning ArcelorMittal's lockout at its Contrecoeur-Ouest plant in Quebec, Canada, imposed Wednesday, 6 August 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

AISI Releases July SIMA Imports Data, Import Market Share at 28% in July

08 Aug 2014 - Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of July total 3,781,000 net tons.

SMDI Taps GM's Dr. Hall as Head of Automotive Programs

07 Aug 2014 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announced that Dr. Jody N. Hall, former technical integration engineer at General Motors Company Global Body Manufacturing Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., will succeed Ronald P. Krupitzer as vice president automotive market for the Institute. Krupitzer, who has held the position for 13 years, will retire at the end of the year.

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