The Steel Manufacturers Association announced today that Tenaris and the company’s president over its U.S. operations, Luca Zanotti, have joined the association and its board of directors.

Tenaris operates multiple steel pipe facilities in the U.S. as well as an electric arc furnace steel mill in Koppel, Pennsylvania, with 430,000 tons of annual steelmaking capacity. Tenaris also operates the world’s most technologically advanced seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, with an annual production capacity of 600,000 tons.

“We are pleased to partner with the SMA and its member companies, Zanotti said. Our company is committed to supporting low-emissions steelmaking with an agenda rooted in sound public policy, a strong safety culture and environmental stewardship. This will benefit Tenaris and the steel industry.

“We are dedicated to domestic manufacturing. Tenaris has invested more than $11 billion in our people, processes and equipment since 2006. We will continue to innovate, invest and contribute to the sustainable development of our communities.”

“We are pleased to welcome Tenaris to the SMA, said Philip K. Bell, President of SMA. It is important that the American EAF steel industry comes together to address common challenges and to pursue common goals. We welcome Mr. Zanotti to our board of directors and we look forward to Tenaris contributing as a producer member.”