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

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The

American Galvanizing Association

International Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

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.

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 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.

International Steel Trade Association

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.

IREPAS

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

American Metal Market

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.

Argentine Chamber of Steel

National Society of Industries (Metal-Mechanic Committee) of Peru

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.

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 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.

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.

ASTM International

Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC)

Brazil Steel Institute

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.

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 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.

Canadian Steel Producers Association

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.

Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports

Turkish Steel Producers Association

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.

EUROMETAL

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.

Fedemetal Chamber and the Columbian Committee of Steel Producers at ANDI

World Steel Dynamics

Latest News

World Steel Association: Governments Must Consider Steel's Importance When Setting Carbon Policies

30 Jul 2015 - The World Steel Association is calling upon the world's governments to engage the industry as they develop carbon emissions policies.

AISI: Preliminary Steel Imports Decrease 10% in June; Import Market Share at 27%

28 Jul 2015 - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,049,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2015, including 2,458,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 10.3% and 10.7%, respectively, vs. May final data).

Worldsteel: World Crude Steel Production Decreases 2.4% Year on Year, U.S. Production Down 8.5% From June 2014

23 Jul 2015 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 136 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2015, a -2.4% decrease compared to June 2014.

MSCI: Shipments Recover Slightly in June

22 Jul 2015 - The Metal Service Center Institute has reproted that U.S. shipments of steel products decreased only moderately in June and aluminum shipments increased.

AISI: Weekly Raw Steel Production Ticks Up 3.3% From Prior Week

17 Jul 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute released their weekly U.S. Raw Steel Production statistics for the week ending 11 July.

AISI and SMDI Launch #SummerOfSteel Roadtrip Campaign

17 Jul 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, announced the launch of the #SummerOfSteel Roadtrip social media campaign promoting steel messaging through a digital “road trip” across North America.

Technical Collaboration Delivers Insight on Steel Mill Roll Lubrication

17 Jul 2015 - Quaker Chemical Corporation introduced roll lubrication to the 4-high Steckel mill at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc., which resulted in advantages such as significant extension to roll service life and a notable reduction in mill torque.

EUROFER Releases Statement on Proposed Revisions to the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme

16 Jul 2015 - The European Steel Association (EUROFER) reacted to the official publication of the Commission proposal on the revision on the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in a press release on 15 July.

Steel Associations From Six Latin American Countries Join to Urgently Request Their Governments to Ensure Fair Trade in the Region

15 Jul 2015 - On 13 July, eight national and regional associations of the Latin American steel industry published in newspapers of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, an Open Letter that calls governments of the region to act urgently to ensure level playing field for steel trade, particularly with China.

AISI Releases June SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 27% in June

10 Jul 2015 - 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 June total 3,065,000 net tons (NT).

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