Our History

August 2022 
SMU Steel Summit Conference Attendees exceeds 1,250

August 2020
SMU Steel Summit Conference goes virtual with over 900 attendees

August 2019
SMU Steel Summit Conference attendees surpass 1,000

Quickly becoming the premier steel conference in North America

June 2018
Steel Market Update was acquired by CRU

CRU is pleased to included Steel Market Update as part of our strong
portfolio of steel services and growing operations in North America

August 2017
SMU Steel Summit Conference breaks thru 600 attendees

Closing in on becoming largest steel conference in North America

January 2017
SMU begins indexing plate

SMU adds plate index to our list of products covered

August 30-31, 2016
Steel Summit Conference hits 434 attendees!

Now the second largest steel conference in the United States.

September 2015
Steel Summit hits 300 attendees!

We break away from Metalcon and expand to a two-day conference in Atlanta

December 2014
Our First Custom Training Program

SMU conducts our first custom sales training program with Crompion

January 2014
Expanded training programs

Managing Price Risk and Steel 101 become popular steel training programs

September 2013
Looking Forward

New website installed along with a new look to the newsletter

June 2013
Building Service!

Developed new products including monthly and premium newsletters to compliment the executive newsletter

January 2013
Building Value!

Expanded analysis and forecasting services

October 2012
Three’s A Charm!

Third Steel Summit Conference held in Chicago in front of 200 executives

September 2012

Began construction of website 3.0 and redesign of newsletter

March 2012

Purchased the assets of Steel Reality

October 2011
Steel Summit #2

2nd Steel Summit Conference held in Atlanta in front of 150 people

April 2011
Steel 101

Started Steel 101 educational workshops

December 2010
Scrap It!

Started ferrous scrap index: #1 HMS, shredded scrap and #1 busheling

October 2010
Viva Las Vegas!

First Steel Summit Conference held in Las Vegas in front of 100 people

December 2009
Survey Says!

Initiated steel market surveys

January 2009

Began indexing hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and Galvalume steels

October 2008
Steel Buyers Sentiment Index

Started Steel Buyers Sentiment Index & Price Momentum Indicator

August 2008
Steel Market Update, Inc. Begins

SMU was incorporated and began selling subscriptions to our newsletter

January 2004
Day 1…Salesman John Packard Begins Sending Email Update to Customers

Publication was meant to address fast-moving market and how customers could protect themselves