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SMDI Welcomes New Member Company, Algoma

May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18, 2018 – The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today welcomed Algoma as a member of SMDI. Algoma joins current member companies AK Steel, ArcelorMittal, Nucor Corporation and SSAB Americas.  Algoma is also a member of AISI.

“Algoma will be a significant addition to SMDI by strengthening our voice as we continue to advocate to increase and defend the use of steel in all of our industries,” said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI and president of SMDI. “I am pleased to have Algoma, a company which prides themselves on manufacturing and selling quality steel, join the strong group of SMDI member companies.”

Algoma is a fully integrated steel producer based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The company manufactures and sells hot and cold rolled steel products, including sheet and plate. Algoma’s steel products are used directly in the automotive, construction, energy, defense and manufacturing sectors.

“For more than 100 years, Algoma has produced some of the cleanest and most consistent light gauge steel for demanding applications,” said Kalyan Ghosh, president and CEO of Algoma and member of AISI’s Board of Directors. “We are pleased to join forces with SMDI in the pursuit of continued advancements in steel as the preferred material in automotive, construction, energy and manufacturing markets.”

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 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.

SMDI increases and defends the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and value-added solutions for customers in the automotive, construction and packaging markets. SMDI automotive investors include: AK Steel Corporation, Algoma, ArcelorMittal, Nucor Corporation and SSAB Americas. For more information on SMDI, visit or follow @SMDISteel on Twitter.


Lisa Harrison
Senior Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115