TimkenSteel has joined the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) – the largest steel industry trade association in the United States and is the primary trade association representing North American EAF steel producers.

Timken's president and chief executive officer, Mike Williams, has joined the SMA's board of directors.

EAF steelmakers account for over 70% of domestic steelmaking capacity in the USA using an innovative, 21st century production process that is less energy-intensive and has lower carbon emissions than traditional steelmaking.

Founded in 1917 and established as a standalone public company in 2014, TimkenSteel is a provider of high-quality specialty steel (including special bar quality steel and seamless mechanical tube products), manufactured components, and supply chain solutions. It has an annual melt capacity of 1.2Mt and a ship capacity of 900kt. The company serves the mobile, industrial, and energy sectors, with targeted growth in electric vehicles, defence, and renewable applications.

“We believe SMA shares our vision that the enduring power of steel makes the world a better place.”

Mike Williams, president and chief executive officer, Timken Steel Corporation

“We believe SMA shares our vision that the enduring power of steel makes the world a better place,” Williams said. “We look forward to partnering with our fellow SMA member companies to pursue smart policy on trade and regulation while strengthening the American steel industry’s global leadership in sustainability and environmental justice.”

TimkenSteel has steelmaking operations in Canton, Ohio, manufacturing facilities in Eaton, Ohio, and Columbus, North Carolina, and a distribution centre in Mexico. The company has 1,700 employees.

SMA president Philip K. Bell commented, “We are pleased to welcome TimkenSteel to the SMA. The company has made steel in Canton, Ohio, for more than 100 years, combining tradition and innovation to create value. TimkenSteel will add to the growing group of American steelmakers committed to innovation, a lower carbon future, and 21st century steelmaking.