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WEST CHESTER, Ohio,
May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Walbridge, Ohio plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel (NYSE: AKS), 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 Northwest Ohio Safety Council.
"We are honored 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 employees at AK Tube in
Walbridge for their outstanding safety performance."
Walbridge plant of AK Tube received the "100% Award for Safety" for operating the entire year of 2012 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The recognition marks the fifth time that the plant has received this award. In addition, the plant also received a "Special Award for Safety" for operating 1,115,335 man-hours without a lost-time injury between
March 17, 2009 and
December 31, 2012. This is the fourth time that the plant has received this award.
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
Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in
West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company's web site at
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
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