American Iron and Steel Institute
The "Steelmark" logo, originated by U.S.
Steel and used by AISI to promote the steel
industry. The logo of the Pittsburgh Steelers
is based on the Steelmark.
The American Iron and Steel Institute
(AISI) is an association of North American
steel producers. Its predecessor organiza-
tions date back to 1855 making it one of the
in the United
States. AISI assumed its present form in
1908, with Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the
United States Steel Corporation, as its first
Its development was in response to the
need for a cooperative agency in the iron and
steel industry for collecting and disseminat-
ing statistics and information, carrying on in-
vestigations, providing a forum for the dis-
cussion of problems and generally advancing
the interests of the industry.
AISI spearheads initiatives to favorably
profile the industry’s reputation.
Mission, vision, and
AISI describes its mission as follows: To influ-
ence public policy, educate and shape public
opinion in support of a strong, sustainable
U.S. and North American steel
committed to manufacturing products that
meet society’s needs.
The stated vision of the Institute and its
members is for a sustainable North American
industry strategically positioned for
growth and innovation and as a leader in the
The association attempts to promote the
1. The North American steel industry is
world-class and operates in an expanding
market; it is aggressively securing market
share from competing materials and
imports; and the North American steel
industry is fully capable of taking
advantage of opportunities in the global
2. Steel industry customers rely on the North
American steel producers as a vital
component of their success and are
investing in manufacturing technologies
that support a strong steel demand.
3. Shareholders are enthusiastic about the
industry and its products and prospects.
4. Steel is an attractive industry for high-