AK Steel's Coshocton Works Recognized For Outstanding Safety Performance
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 20, 2013
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel's (NYSE: AKS)
Coshocton (Ohio) Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance
by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene.
The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program
established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation,
Division of Safety and Hygiene, an achievement that speaks volumes about our
culture of safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President
and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our Coshocton Works employees
for their outstanding safety performance."
AK Steel's Coshocton Works received the "100% Award for Safety" for operating
the entire year of 2012 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The
plant also received a "Special Award for Safety" for operating 1,126,942
man-hours without a lost-time injury between August 5, 2011 and December 31,
2012. In addition, Coshocton Works received the "Group Safety Award" for
having the lowest incident rate in the industrial group, and the plant earned
the "Safety Achievement Award" for reducing its lost-time injury rate by more
than 25 percent over 2011.
AK Steel's corporate-wide safety performance was five times better than the
steel industry average for the full-year 2012.
AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels,
primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and
electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs
about 6,100 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville,
Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its
corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK
Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.
AK Tube LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and
women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana. AK Tube produces
carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products
for truck, automotive and other markets. Additional information about AK Tube
LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.
AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, controls
and is developing metallurgical coal reserves in Somerset County,
Pennsylvania. AK Steel also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture
headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate
from previously mined ore reserves.
SOURCE AK Steel
Contact: Media - Barry L. Racey, Director, Government and Public Relations
(513) 425-2749, or Investors - Albert E. Ferrara, Jr., Senior Vice President,
Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations (513) 425-2888
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