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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).

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.

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.

IREPAS

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

ASTM International

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 Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

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

EU Recovery on a More Solid Footing — Risks Still Loom

24 Apr 2015 - The slight improvement in GDP growth in Q4-2014 combined with the recent uptrend in economic indicators bode well for a more broad-based gain in economic momentum in the EU. The weaker Euro and low oil price will provide a major boost to domestic demand and exports.

March 2015 Crude Steel Production for the 65 Countries Reporting to worldsteel

22 Apr 2015 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 138 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2015, a -2.7% decrease compared to March 2014.

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2015–2016

21 Apr 2015 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2015 and 2016. worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5% to 1,544 Mt in 2015 following growth of 0.6% in 2014. In 2016, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow by 1.4% and will reach 1,565 Mt.

Associations of Europe and North and Latin America Present Critical Document to the “New” Chinese Steel Industry Policy

21 Apr 2015 - Eight national and regional associations representing the steel industries of Europe, North and Latin America joined in expressing their concern to the Chinese government about the recently revised “Adjustment Policy 2015” to the Chinese national steel strategy, released last March.

March Service Center Shipment Results Mirror February

20 Apr 2015 - U.S. shipments of steel were essentially flat year-on-year. Canadian results were similar, with a small decline in steel shipments.

The Steel Industry Calls for a Holistic Approach to Water Policies

16 Apr 2015 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on water management in the steel industry highlighting that local authorities are the most competent regulatory body for the management of water as policies need to be based on local conditions.

Weekly Raw Steel Production - April 11, 2015

14 Apr 2015 - According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, in the week ending April 11, 2015, domestic raw steel production was 1,621,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 68.6 percent. Production was 1,841,000 net tons in the week ending April 11, 2014 while the capability utilization then was 76.6 percent.

Mario Longhi of U. S. Steel Named 2015 AIST Steelmaker of the Year

08 Apr 2015 - Mr. Longhi and other industry leaders will be recognized for significant contributions to the global iron and steel industry at AISTech 2015

Weekly Raw Steel Production - April 4, 2015

07 Apr 2015 - In the week ending April 4, 2015, domestic raw steel production was 1,600,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 67.7 percent. Production was 1,853,000 net tons in the week ending April 4, 2014 while the capability utilization then was 77.1 percent.

February 2015 Steel Exports

06 Apr 2015 - According to the American Institute for International Steel's report released on 3 April, steel exports fell to less than 900,000 net tons in February, after being above 1 million net tons just four months earlier.

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