Author Archives: Steel Market Development Institute

A High-Strength Celebration of Earth Day!

The steel industry’s commitment to a greener future is in full view on Earth Day and beyond. Continue reading

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Steel Vehicles Have Changed – How We Repair Them Has Too

This is a guest post courtesy of Steve Marks, Industry Support Manager, I-CAR, and the recipient of SMDI’s 2017 Man of Steel Community Hero Award. Advances in automotive steels are allowing global manufacturers to produce amazing vehicles to meet consumer expectations … Continue reading

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Forging a Future: Women Impacting Today’s Steel Industry

In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight women that are making an impact in today’s steel industry. Continue reading

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Music: The Necessity for Every Great Trip!

Your car is a part of you, no matter if it’s a sedan, luxury vehicle, SUV, or convertible. Cars are the best way to get around in the United States, and owning one (especially your first one) is a major … Continue reading

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Tracing Canada’s History Through its Cars

As Canada prepares to mark its 150th anniversary, the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow will help celebrate the country’s remarkable history in the best way it knows— through its cars. Continue reading

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Taking Innovation to New Heights

Steel is accelerating innovation in today’s automotive history – like it has for decades. Just look at how much advanced high-strength steel is used in today’s vehicles – 10% higher than projections! We’re not surprised with how much high-strength steel … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Sustainable with the 2017 Green Car Awards

At the 2017 Washington Auto Show, the future of sustainable vehicles was on display. Which vehicles took home the Green Car Awards? Continue reading

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SMDI Honors Steel Innovators with 3rd Annual Men and Women of Steel Awards

The vehicles we drive each day are created using steel, and the steel industry’s goal is to aid its customers in achieving the highest value and performance in their products. The men and women within the industry exemplify this with … Continue reading

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STEELing the Show: The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

Advancements in steel are continuing to accelerate innovation and help vehicles across all categories pull in leading automotive industry awards, advancing occupant protection, performance and value to both the industry and its customers. Riding into first place for the 2017 … Continue reading

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Accelerating Innovation at the North American International Auto Show

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) invites you to Detroit as we once again sponsor the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This auto show season will be full of great new reveals, some of which we are anticipating here. … Continue reading

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