The Steel Tube Institute, formerly the Steel Tube Institute of North America, was formed in 1930. A group of manufacturers joined forces to promote and market steel tubing. Their goal was to mount a cooperative effort that would improve manufacturing techniques and inform customers about their products’ utility and versatility. This remains the basic motivation for the Institute’s efforts today. STI’s membership consists both of Active Members — producers of steel tube and pipe — and Associate Members — companies that supply raw materials, equipment and support services. Members obtain information about new products and production techniques; develop a rapport and exchange information with companies in the industry; and work to support and advance the steel tubing industry. STI is constantly evolving to best meet the needs of a sophisticated and competitive marketplace. The organization is dedicated to the betterment of our industry and our member companies.