To compete in today's marketplace, it's essential to join forces around opportunities of common interest. AISI works with strategic industry, customer and government partners to make North American steel the material of choice.
AISI is recognized for its leadership and experience in forging partnerships that keep steel competitive. With our partners, we develop pre-competitive steel solutions to challenges faced by our customers. We're on the front lines on important issues dealing with national trade and defense, energy, the environment, and market development.
The Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) is a consortium of the SMDI's Automotive Applications Committee, FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company. It is dedicated to ensuring that steel is the competitive material of choice in a changing automotive market.
The Canned Food Alliance
The Canned Food Alliance (CFA) is a consortium of steelmakers, can makers, food processors and canned food brands that have joined together to promote the nutritional and convenience benefits of canned food. The consortium was formed by AISI. The Consumer Awareness Program for Canned Food began as a five-year effort by the steel industry and has been supported by the CFA since 1998.
Cool Metal Roofing
The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition was formed in 2002 and since its inception, has served as the collective voice for cool metal roofing through the efforts of its participating member associations.
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
The mission of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is to promote the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. Founded in 1956, MBMA has been instrumental in defining and promoting the common interests of metal building systems manufacturers. MBMA sponsors research programs and produces technical publications to assist in the proper design and specification of metal building and roofing systems. MBMA also promotes the benefits of metal building systems to architects, building code officials, and other construction professionals.
Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world. The association promotes the use of metal in construction through market development, education, technical programs, achievement awards and selective use of public policies that affect the use of metal in building projects. MCA's marketing development program -- The Metal Initiative -- educates architects, building owners and contractors on the use of metal roof and wall components through educational presentations, webcasts, technical resources and access to industry experts.
Metal Roofing Alliance
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is a coalition comprising AISI, metal roofing manufacturers, paint suppliers and coaters, dealers, metal industry associations, and roofing contractors. Its mission is to educate consumers and contractors about the outstanding value and superior longevity of metal roofing for housing applications. The MRA also provides homeowners with useful information, resources, and contacts to make the most educated decision when re-roofing their homes.
National Steel Bridge Alliance
The National Steel Bridge Alliance is a unified industry organization of businesses and agencies committed to the development, promotion and construction of cost-effective steel bridges. It was formed jointly by AISI and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Its goal is to make steel the material of choice for bridge construction.
Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance
The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is a group of bridge and culvert industry leaders (including manufacturers, fabricators and representatives of related associations and government organizations) that have joined together to increase awareness of the unique benefits, cost-competitiveness and safety facts related to the use of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. SSSBA was formed in 2007, expanding upon an existing AISI bridge activity.
Steel Framing Alliance
The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) was established by AISI in 1998 to accelerate the use of light-gauge steel framing in construction. The Steel Framing Alliance delivers innovative steel framing solutions to the residential and light commercial construction industries.
The Metal Initiative
The Metal Initiative (TMI) is an industry-wide program designed to educate building owners, architects, and contractors about the use and selection of metal roofs and walls in commerical, industrial, and institutional buildings. Components of the program include the Metal Initiative website, educational presentations, advertising, webcasts, technical resources, public relations and access to industry experts.
A full list of partners and allies with whom AISI and SMDI collaborate on the advocacy and market development work of the Institute.