Tenaris, a global manufacturer of steel pipes and related services, has joined the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA). Luca Zanotti, the company's president of US operations, has also joined the association and its board of directors.
The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) is the largest steel industry trade association in the United States and is the primary trade association representing North American EAF steel producers.
Tenaris operates multiple steel pipe facilities in the USA and an electric arc furnace steel mill in Koppel, PA, with 430kt of annual steelmaking capacity. The company also operates the world’s most technologically advanced seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, with an annual production capacity of 600kt.
“We are pleased to welcome Tenaris to the SMA. It is important that the American EAF steel industry, comes together to address common challenges and to pursue common goals."Philip Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association
Luca Zanotti, president of Tenaris in the US, commented: “We are pleased to partner with the SMA and its member companies. Our company is committed to supporting low emissions steelmaking with an agenda rooted in sound public policy, a strong safety culture, and environmental stewardship. This will benefit Tenaris and the steel industry."
Zanotti added “We are dedicated to domestic manufacturing. Tenaris has invested more than $11 billion in our people, processes, and equipment since 2006. We will continue to innovate, invest and contribute to the sustainable development of our communities.”
Philip K. Bell, president of the SMA, stated: “We are pleased to welcome Tenaris to the SMA. It is important that the American EAF steel industry comes together to address common challenges and to pursue common goals. We welcome Mr. Zanotti to our board of directors, and we look forward to Tenaris contributing as a producer member.”