The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Founded in August 2008, the SMDI was previously known as AISI’s Market Development program.
SMDI’s objective is to grow the markets for steel in the automotive, construction and container industries and for value-added long products, as well as in non-traditional steel markets such as energy. The SMDI also influences local, state and federal officials on the benefits of steel to ensure legislation that provides a level playing field for steel products and practices.
Steel Market Development Institute
2000 Town Center Suite 320
Southfield, MI 48075
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Every year, the Steel Market Development Institute presents the Automotive Excellence Award at the annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference. Now in its 16th year, the conference features the best and brightest of the automotive and steel industries and … Continue reading
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
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
At the 2017 Washington Auto Show, the future of sustainable vehicles was on display. Which vehicles took home the Green Car Awards? Continue reading
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
It’s summer time and we’re just as ready as you are to pack our bags and hit the open highway! Whether it’s driving up the California coast, or driving to taste the freshest seafood in the Northeast, we need to … Continue reading
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Steel Market Development Institute’s Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar. As we look to the future, it’s important to look back on where we’ve been. The SMDI Automotive Applications Council had a … Continue reading
Greening your lifestyle shouldn’t only take place on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, owning or leasing a vehicle with advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can make the world a greener place! Did you know AHSS requires less energy and emissions to … Continue reading
Did you know in the 1960s, there were only five types of automotive steel available and today there are more than 200? Different steels provide options for automakers to choose from to get the right job in your car done! … Continue reading