American Metal Market to Provide SFIA with Steel Price Forecasts

September 19, 2011 — The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) and the American Metal Market (AMM) have entered into a joint marketing agreement to provide SFIA members access to AMM forecasting information via the SFIA website's "Members Only" section. As part of the arrangement the AMM will also offer special discounts to SFIA members for AMM information products and services.

"We are excited about our relationship with American Metal Market and the many benefits their products and services offer to the members of SFIA," said Bill Courtney, president for the SFIA.

SFIA Industry Statistics Committee Chairman Terry Westerman, who led the development of the forecasting relationship with AMM, says, "This service will provide SFIA's manufacturers, suppliers and contractors with valuable guidance regarding steel price forecasts. It is one of the many statistical tools to be offered by SFIA covering profile and trend information about the cold-formed steel industry."

The SFIA is the first and only all-inclusive association focused on promotion, advocacy, education and innovation for the steel framing industry. The primary goal is to unify the industry to expand the market for cold-formed steel framing. Membership categories include steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers and material distributors, all the way through and including the end-user, the framing contractors. For more information about joining SFIA, please write to