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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).

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International

American Galvanizing Association

Fedemetal Chamber and the Columbian Committee of Steel Producers at ANDI

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.

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The

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 Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

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.

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 Line Pipe Producers Association

International Steel Trade Association

American Metal Market


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

Argentine Chamber of Steel

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.

ASM International

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.

Rebar Trade Action Coalition

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.


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.

ASTM International

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.

Brazil Steel Institute

Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC)


The Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber (CANACERO)brings together Mexican manufacturers and processors of steel, and those closely associated with the industry.

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.

Canadian Steel Producers Association

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.

China Iron and Steel 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

Electric Metal Makers Guild

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, 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.


World Steel Dynamics

Latest News

Keep International Committee on Excess Capacity Going, World Steel Chairman Says

17 Oct 2018 - The World Steel Association’s outgoing chairman said a global body aimed at reducing excess steel capacity is making inroads and should be allowed to continue its work. 

Report: U. S. Steel Union Employees in Line for Raises

17 Oct 2018 - Union employees at United States Steel Corporation will see their wages cumulatively increase 14% over the next four years if they ratify a tentative labor agreement, the Reuters news service reports. 

Global Steel Demand Predicted to Rise This Year 

16 Oct 2018 - Worldwide steel demand is expected to grow 3.9% this year on the underlying health of developed and emerging economies, according to the World Steel Association. 

U. S. Steel, USW Agree on Four-Year Labor Deal 

16 Oct 2018 - United States Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers union have reached a tentative, four-year labor agreement, the union and the steelmaker have announced. 

United Steelworkers Ratify Cleveland-Cliffs Labor Deal 

12 Oct 2018 - Union workers at iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. have ratified a four-year labor agreement with the company. 

Commerce Secretary Ross Sees Higher Wages Awaiting Steelworkers

09 Oct 2018 - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he believes United Steelworkers members could see pay increases as a result of labor negotiations with United States Steel Corporation and ArcelorMittal USA. 

SMA Presents Awards for Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Community Involvement

08 Oct 2018 - The Steel Manufacturers Association has recognized a Steel Dynamics Inc. employee for his on-going efforts to improve the industry’s safety. 

USW Members Approve Labor Contract at Universal Stainless Mill

05 Oct 2018 - Hourly employees at Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc.’s Bridgeville, Pa., USA, mill have ratified a new labor agreement, the steelmaker has announced.

Cleveland-Cliffs, USW Agree to Four-Year Labor Contract

01 Oct 2018 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has reached a tentative, four-year labor agreement with union employees at its mines in Michigan and Minnesota.

Steelworkers Report a Bit of Progress in U. S. Steel Labor Negotiations

24 Sep 2018 - The United Steelworkers union said it has made some progress in its contract negotiations with United States Steel Corporation and will remain at the bargaining table, for the time being. 

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