AK Steel Announces Supplier & Processor Of The Year Award Recipients


West Chester, OH, November 19, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) is honoring four suppliers and three processors for providing outstanding service, value and strategic support to the company’s business plan in 2009.  In the wake of the most severe economic downturn in the past 75 years, the companies found innovative ways to add value to AK Steel’s supply chain.  Through their actions, the award recipients helped AK Steel consistently earn top-quality ratings from its customers throughout the year.

“As an important component of our business, we continuously work with our suppliers and processors to reduce costs, improve competitiveness and maximize the value of the products and services provided to AK Steel,” said James L. Wainscott, AK Steel chairman, president and CEO.  “We congratulate our 2009 award recipients, and thank them for going above and beyond to provide exceptional value to AK Steel.”  

AK Steel’s 2009 award recipients are:

Suppliers of the Year:
- CC Metals & Alloys, LLC – Calvert City, KY
- Graycor Industrial Contractors – Homewood, IL
- Keywell LLC – Chicago, IL
- Mazzella Lifting Technologies – Cleveland, OH

Processors of the Year:
- Kasle Metal Processing – Jeffersonville, IN
- Precision Strip, Inc. – Minster, OH
- Worthington Steel – Monroe, OH 

About AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,000 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 250 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.