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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 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 Galvanizing Association

International Steel Trade Association

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EUROMETAL

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

Mike Rippey Awarded Gary Memorial Medal from AISI

22 May 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced that Mike Rippey, chairman, ArcelorMittal USA, is the 2015 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal—the industry’s highest honor.

Chuck Schmitt Elected AISI Chairman

22 May 2015 - The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, to serve as chairman of the Institute until May 2016.

AISI: Weekly Raw Steel Production Up 2.4% for Week Ending 16 May 2015

22 May 2015 - According to statistics compiled by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in the week ending May 16, 2015, domestic raw steel production was 1,705,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 72.1 percent.

Pragmatism and Amusement Bookend the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

19 May 2015 - The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards.

Latin America: Finished Steel Imports From China Grow 29% in Jan/Mar 2015, While Their Average Price Falls 7%

19 May 2015 - Alacero released their Q1-2015 report on the state of Chinese finished steel imports within the Latin American market.

Nissan Recognized By SMDI For Use Of Advanced High-Strength Steel At 14th Annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

19 May 2015 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) awarded Nissan Motor Co. the Automotive Excellence Award for implementing advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) to reduce mass in body-in-white structures while also reducing cost.

Steel Market Development Institute Announces Bar Steel Fatigue Database Now At 134 Iterations

18 May 2015 - Today, the Long Products Market Development Group (LPMDG) of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), announced the fifth update of its online Bar Steel Fatigue Database.

AISI Releases April SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 31 Percent in April

15 May 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 April total 3,294,000 net tons (NT)*.

March 2015 Steel Exports

14 May 2015 - In a report by the American Institute for International Steel published 7 May, steel exports inched up in March, as the North American neighbors of the United States increased their purchases of American steel and the European Union nations cut back on theirs.

AISI: March Steel Shipments Up 5% From February

14 May 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of March 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,270,793 net tons, a 5.0 percent increase from the 6,925,596 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2015, and a 12.8 percent decrease from the 8,337,578 net tons shipped in March 2014.

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