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Tune in May 26 for SMU's Community Chat with SMA President Philip Bell

Written by Michael Cowden

Don’t forget to tune into SMU’s next Community Chat webinar on Wednesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. ET with Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) President Philip K. Bell.


Phil BellBell will speak about the U.S. steel industry’s low carbon profile compared to steelmakers abroad – and its efforts to reduce carbon emissions even further. He will also address new domestic capacity coming online over the next year, and why the market will need those additional tons. Bell will in addition discuss U.S.-EU efforts to address global overcapacity and what those initiatives mean for Section 232 tariffs.

SMA is the largest steel industry trade association in the United States, representing electric arc furnace (EAF) steel producers that account for more than 70% of U.S. steel production.

Prior to joining the SMA in 2013, Bell served as Director of External Communications and Public Affairs for Gerdau North America. A 30-year industry veteran, he became interested in steel while serving as a production and maintenance supervisor at Elementis Chromium in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the 1980s.

Bell also serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC 7), a role in which he advises the Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative (USTR) on trade policy, trade agreements, and other trade-related matters.

The 45-minute webinar is free and open to SMU members and non-members alike. Click here to register.

To listen to past Community Chats you might have missed, click here.

Please note that we have recently added a recording and slides from our previous webinar, which featured Brett Smith, senior director of government relations for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

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