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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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
In our journey to “go green” and be more environmentally friendly, we sometimes overlook the big picture in exchange for quick fixes. As you may have heard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) … Continue reading
For most of us, driving is a part of our everyday life. Many of us associate driving with freedom; the first drive alone after you get your license, or hitting the open road with no destination in mind. Driving is … Continue reading
Ah Labor Day- that last chance to enjoy the fleeting remainder of summer before the obligations of work and school begin again in earnest. However after a summer of concerts, beach trips, dinners on outdoor patios, blockbuster movies and a … Continue reading
The Dodge Brothers, Henry Ford, Gottlieb Daimler, William Durant, to name a few, are all influential people involved in the evolution of the automobile and later the pickup truck. It’s clear that back in the 19th century, they had no … Continue reading
The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) conducted the 14th Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar on May 13. Established in 2002, GDIS is the premier event for the latest trends and applications in automotive steel technologies. This year nearly 1,300 … Continue reading
Spring is here and that means the start of baseball season. You might be curious what steel and baseball – Americas’ favorite pastime – could have in common? From the grueling 162-game schedule to the pitchers throwing more than 100 … Continue reading
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is one of the most exciting events of the year. Receiving global attention, NAIAS will host 40-50 new vehicle debuts during two Press Preview days on Jan. 12 and 13. Whether you are … Continue reading