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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).

International Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

American Galvanizing Association

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.

International Steel Trade Association

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.

IREPAS

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

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.

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.

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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.

Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC)

ASTM International

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.

Brazil Steel Institute

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.

Canadian Steel Producers Association

Turkish Steel Producers Association

Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports

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

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.

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Latest News

AISI: Weekly Raw Steel Production Decreases 8.3% Year on Year, Year-to-Date Production Down 7.4%

03 Jul 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute released its statistics on U.S. raw steel production for the week ending 27 June 2015.

Alacero: Latin American Finished Steel Production Remains Stable, While Imports Grow 15% in Jan-Apr 2015

30 Jun 2015 - Alacero released their figures for the Latin American steel market for the first months of 2015 on 24 June.

2014 World DRI Production Tops 74.5 Million Tons

30 Jun 2015 - The world’s direct reduction industry produced 74.55 million tons of DRI Products in 2014 according to data compiled by Midrex and audited by World Steel Dynamics.

AISI Hails Presidential Signing of Trade Package

29 Jun 2015 - President Obama today signed two significant trade initiatives - Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and the extension of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act and other trade preference programs, which includes renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and trade remedy improvements.

AISI: Preliminary Steel Imports Decrease 4% in May

29 Jun 2015 - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,374,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May 2015, including 2,744,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 3.6% and 7.2%, respectively, vs. April final data).

AISI: Weekly Raw Steel Production Down 1.2% From Previous Week, 8.6% Year on Year

26 Jun 2015 - In the week ending June 20, 2015, the American Iron and Steel Institute reported that domestic raw steel production was 1,726,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 73.0 percent.

Update: Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill With Antidumping/Countervailing Measures Approved by U.S. Senate and House

25 Jun 2015 - Update: The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill by a vote of 286-138.

SMA Lauds Congressional Votes on Trade Bills

25 Jun 2015 - The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) today applauded recent Congressional passage of two trade bills.

World Crude Steel Production for May 2015; U.S. Down 8.5% From Last Year

23 Jun 2015 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 139 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2015, a -2.1% decrease compared to May 2014.

U.S. Weekly Raw Steel Output Declines 7.5% Year-on-Year

19 Jun 2015 - According to data compiled by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in the week ending June 13, 2015, domestic raw steel production was 1,747,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 73.9%.

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