About SMDI

Business Partners

SMDI's direct investment in market programs is matched year after year by partnering businesses and organizations - most recently at more than 100% in 2011. This level of commitment speaks to the exceptional value SMDI's customers find in these collaborative efforts. These partnerships are further focused through the establishment of unique partner alliances that bring customers, suppliers and the mills together to advance market strategies. Through these partnerships, we are able to pool resources, expertise and funding to implement new steel solutions to the issues challenging each market.


American Society for Materials (ASM)
Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
Automation Alley (AA)
Automotive Market Research Council (AMRC)
Chrysler Group LLC
Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET)
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
College for Creative Studies (CCS)
Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA)
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Company (GM)
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Ohio State University (OSU)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT)
United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP)
University of Michigan (U-M)
U.S. Army Tank Command (TACOM)
U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP)
U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
World Steel Association (worldsteel)


American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
American Galvanizers Association (AGA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Zinc Association/ International Zinc Institute (AZA/IZI)
Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI)
Canadian Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute (CCPI)
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)
Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI)
Canadian Steel Construction Council (CSSC)
Certified Steel Stud Association (CSSA)
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI)
Cool Metal Roofing Coalition (The Coalition)
Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute (CSPI)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO)
Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA)
Metal Construction Association (MCA)
Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA)
National Association of Architectural Metals Manufacturers (NAAMM)
National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
National Association of Home Builders/Research Center (NAHB/RC)
National Coil Coating Association (NCCA)
National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA)
National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA)
North American Manufacturers of Zinc-Aluminum Coating (NAMZAC)
North American Steel Sheet Piling Association (NASSPA)
Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI)
Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI)
Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA)
Steel Deck Institute (SDI)
Steel Door Institute (SDI)
Steel Framing Alliance (SFA)
Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA)
Steel Joist Institute (SJI)
Steel Recycling Institute (SRI)
Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA)
Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA)
Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI)
Supreme Steel Framing System Association (SSFSA)
The Metal Initiative (TMI)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Navy/Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
World Steel Association (worldsteel)


American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Ball Corporation
Bush Brothers
Faribault Foods
General Mills
Hirzel Canning
ICI Packaging
Impress, USA
International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Lakeside Foods
Lodi Canning
Moody Dunbar
National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance (NFVA)
National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
National WIC Association (NWA)
Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)
Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH)
Red Gold
Seneca Foods
Silgan Containers
Society for Nutrition Education (SNE)
Steel Shipping Container Institute (SSCI)
World Steel Association (worldsteel)


American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB)
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA)
Metal Construction Association (MCA)
National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)
Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC)
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT)
U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
70+ other State and Local Associations
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
World Steel Association (worldsteel)