August 28-30, 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!
3rd Steel Summit Conference held in Chicago in front of 200 executives
September 2012 Evolution!
Began construction of website 3.0 and redesign of newsletter
March 2012 Growing!
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 New Look!
Brought up our second website, and new look to the newsletter
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 Indexing
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