The Aluminum Association is the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC. It provides global standards, industry statistics and expert knowledge to member companies and policy makers nationwide. Highly engaged in public policy and technical forums, the Association is committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.

American Coal Council (ACC) provides relevant educational programs, market intelligence, advocacy support and peer-to-peer networking forums to advance members’ commercial and professional development interests.ACC represents the collective interests of the American coal industry ~ from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.

The American Copper Council is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the copper industry. Incorporated in 1975, the Council's 150 member companies include producers, scrap dealers, brass and wire mills, fabricators, consumers, merchants and brokers.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.AF&PA’s member companies make more than 75 percent of  U.S. pulp, paper, paper-based packaging and wood building materials—essential products used everyday that are made from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. 

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.AISI is comprised of 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. Their mission is to To advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), its 39 members and the alliance of national and regional associations responsible for program development and implementation with ICA’s more than 500 current program partners around the world bring together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper and to make a positive contribution to society’s sustainable-development goals.ICA and the Copper Alliance are responsible for guiding policy and strategy and for funding international initiatives and promotional activities. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization has offices in four primary regions: Asia, Europe and Africa, Latin America and North America. Copper Alliance programs and initiatives are executed in nearly 60 countries through its regional offices and a broad network of copper promotion centers.


The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is a trade association that supports and represents the broadest representation of the metals value chain, including metals producers, distributors, and processors and, to a lesser extent, the interests of metals users. Because its primary membership consists of metals service centers—businesses that inventory and distribute metals for industrial customers and perform first stage processing—MSCI is ideally situated to identify and respond to the networking, educational, public policy, and research needs of the entire metals community, and not just a narrow portion of it.

A United States-based private, non-profit trade association representing more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies – ranging from small, family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations—operating at more than 6,000 facilities in the United States and 30 countries worldwide. Its membership is made up of manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass and textiles. ISRI's associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry. 

Established in 1951 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Refractories Institute (TRI) has a long tradition of providing support and services to manufacturers of refractory materials and products and suppliers of raw materials, equipment, and services to the refractories industry. In 1996, the institute’s board of directors voted to open membership to contractors and installers of refractory products, recognizing the important role they play in ensuring the ultimate success of a product. TRI currently is comprised of 48 member companies, 24 of which are manufacturers of refractory products.

The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) is the North American voice of the electric arc furnace (EAF) steel industry. We are 21st Century Steelmakers who lead in innovation and growth. SMA members are dedicated to safely and sustainably producing steel in ways that allow customers to build their businesses, employees to build their lives and communities to build their futures. The SMA is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions and providing member services that enhance and support the goals and objectives of steelmakers.