The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is an association of North American steel producers. Its predecessor organizations date back to 1855 making it one of the oldest trade associations in the United States.
AISI's overall mission centers around common goals and a clear vision for the future. These are to:
advocate for public policies that support a competitive environment for domestic manufacturing;
provide high-quality, value-added products to a wide array of customers;
lead the world in innovation and technology in the production of steel;
produce steel in a safe and environmentally friendly manner; and increase the market for North American Steel in both traditional and innovative applications.
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 steel making technology. AISI is composed of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 124 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.