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AK Steel's Mountain State Carbon Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

November 17, 2017

WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2017) -  AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it is pleased to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of its Mountain State Carbon LLC operations in Follansbee, West Virginia. Mountain State Carbon employees, including representatives from AK Steel and United Steelworkers Local 9545, and community leaders celebrated the milestone event this week.

"It certainly is not every day that a business celebrates decades in operation, let alone 100 years in one community," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. "We are proud of Mountain State Carbon's incredible achievement, made possible by the support of the Follansbee community, leaders across the region and state, and especially the dedicated work of every employee." 

Mountain State Carbon is a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel. The site produces high quality coke that is used to manufacture innovative carbon steels across AK Steel operations, including advanced high strength steels for the automotive industry.

AK Steel
AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power generation and distribution markets. Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides customer solutions with carbon and stainless steel tubing products, die design and tooling, and hot and cold stamping. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 9,400 men and women at manufacturing operations across seven states (Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia), as well as Canada and Mexico. Additional information about AK Steel is available at


Lisa H. Jester
Corporate Manager, Communications and Public Relations 
(513) 425-2510

Douglas O. Mitterholzer
General Manager, Investor Relations 
(513) 425-5215

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