Awards & Achievements

A long and growing list of achievements demonstrates the values that help make AK Steel a successful company and solid corporate citizen.

2014

  • AK Steel acquires Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Michigan
  • James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel, receives the Willy Korf / Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award from World Steel Dynamics (WSD)
  • Finalist, Environmental Stewardship Award - American Metal Market
  • #455 on the Fortune 500
  • Special Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene

  • AK Steel Research Engineer receives prestigious award for technical paper from the American Iron and Steel Institute
  • AK Steel's Manager of Electrical Steel Technology and Research Laboratories receives "Benjamin F. Fairless Award" from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Walbridge - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • AK Tube, Walbridge, receives OHSAS 18001 Safety Certification
  • Group Safety Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown Works Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute

  • AK Steel named best company in Butler, PA - Butler Eagle Readers' Choice Poll
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2013

  • Rated #1 in overall satisfaction by our customers as compared to our integrated carbon and specialty steel competitors - Jacobson and Associates
  • Corporation of the Year Award - Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program
  • James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel, receives the Captain of Industry Award from the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD)
  • Ford Q1 Award - Ashland Works
  • Best Mergers and Acquisitions Award for Strategic Investments in Magnetation LLC and AK Coal Resources - American Metal Market
  • Finalist, Steel Producer of the Year Award - American Metal Market
  • 100% Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • #430 on the Fortune 500
  • Safety Achievement Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • AK Steel named best company in Butler, PA - Butler Eagle Readers' Choice Poll
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2012

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance 5 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in product quality, service and overall satisfaction by our integrated carbon and specialty steel customers - Jacobson and Associates
  • Coshocton Works receives OHSAS 18001:2007 Safety Certification
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Award - GE Canada, Peterborough Plant
  • Metallic Supplier of the Year Award - Chrysler Group LLC
  • Finalist, Best Mergers & Acquisitions Award - American Metal Market
  • 100% Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • #381 on the Fortune 500
  • Environmental Certificate of Recognition, Coshocton Works - AEP Ohio

  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Quality performance achievement - Toyota
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Supplier diversity performance achievement - Toyota
  • Supplier of the Year Award - Kenwal Steel
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Walbridge - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • AK Steel named best company in Butler, PA - Butler Eagle Readers' Choice Poll
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2011

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 5.5 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in product quality, service and overall satisfaction by our integrated carbon and specialty steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Supplier of the Year Award - Mapes & Sprowl Steel
  • Coshocton Works earns "Wildlife at Work" recertification for environmental restoration efforts - Wildlife Habitat Council
  • Supplier of the Year Award - Kenwal Steel
  • AK Steel acquires metallurgical coal interests in Pennsylvania and forms AK Coal Resources, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • AK Steel forms Magnetation LLC, a joint venture with a private company, to produce iron ore feedstock and pellets from legacy reserves in Minnesota.
  • Supplier of the Year Award - Flack Steel
  • Best Operational Improvements Award - American Metal Market
  • Finalist, Environmental Stewardship Award - American Metal Market

  • #383 on the Fortune 500
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Quality performance achievement - Toyota
  • Supplier diversity performance achievement - Toyota
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Ashland Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • AK Steel taps first heat from new EAF at Butler Works on March 4, 2011
  • Safety Award of Honor, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Walbridge - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • AK Steel named best company in Butler, PA - Butler Eagle Readers' Choice Poll
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2010

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 7 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in overall customer satisfaction, quality and delivery by our integrated carbon and specialty steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Green Factory Environmental Achievement Award - Honda
  • Best Governed Company - Directorship magazine
  • Named Steel Producer of the Year by American Metal Market
  • Best Turnaround of the Decade Award - American Metal Market
  • Finalist, Best Operational Improvements Award - American Metal Market
  • Energy Star Participant
  • Supplier diversity performance achievement - Toyota
  • 15 years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Ashland Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Walbridge - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • World Casting Record - Middletown Works
  • Good Scout Award - Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America
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2009

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 8 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in overall customer satisfaction, quality and delivery by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Quality performance achievement - Toyota
  • Supplier diversity performance achievement - Toyota
  • Supplier of the year - Kenwal Steel
  • Supplier of the year - Berg Steel
  • Coshocton Works earns "Wildlife at Work" certification for environmental restoration efforts - Wildlife Habitat Council
  • #334 on the Fortune 500
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown & Ashland Coke Plants - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Group Safety Award, Middletown Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Middletown Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Walbridge - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Special Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene -
  • Safety Award of Honor, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • National Safety Council Prestigious Member
  • Outstanding Child and Family Advocate Award - Celebrating Families Committee
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2008

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 8 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in overall quality and customer satisfaction by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Named to list of World-Class Steelmakers - World Steel Dynamics
  • Superior Service Award - AP Specialty Metals
  • Outstanding Supplier Award - Impact Steel Canada
  • Listed among America's most admired companies - Fortune magazine
  • #1 in the metals sector for quality - Fortune magazine
  • #1 in the metals sector for use of corporate assets - Fortune magazine
  • Named to the S&P 500
  • #351 on the Fortune 500
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Ashland Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Achievement Award for safety, AK Tube, Walbridge - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Safety Award of Honor, AK Tube, Columbus - the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
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2007

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 12 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in overall quality by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Scorecard Award - Moen, Inc.
  • Outstanding Supplier Award - Magic Steel
  • MANNY Award for excellence in manufacturing - Cincy magazine
  • Ranked among top10 best performing Fortune 500 stocks - CNNMoney.com
  • #378 on the Fortune 500
  • Among all Fortune 500 companies ranked 1st in earnings growth, 2nd in stock price appreciation and 2nd in total shareholder return
  • Second best performing stock on Fortune 500
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Ashland Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Group Safety Award, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • OSHA Strategic Partnership Program, Mansfield Works
  • Safety Award of Merit, AK Tube, Columbus - Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
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2006

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 10 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in overall quality by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Gold World Excellence Award - Ford
  • Named one of the 10 best plants in North America, Rockport Works - Industry Week magazine
  • U.S. Senate Productivity Award - Rockport Works
  • #385 on the Fortune 500
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Ashland Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Group Safety Award, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • OSHA VPP Star designation - Rockport Works
  • OSHA VPP Star designation - AK Tube, Columbus
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2005

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 15 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in quality and customer satisfaction by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Superior Quality and Delivery Awards - Toyota
  • Global Regional Contribution Award - Toyota
  • Group Safety Award, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • #376 on the Fortune 500
  • Listed among America's most admired companies - Fortune magazine
  • Special Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Achievement Award for safety, Zanesville Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • 100% Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Achievement Award for safety, Coshocton Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Group Safety Award, Middletown Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
  • Special Award for safety, Middletown Works - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene
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2004

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 9 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • Rated #1 in customer satisfaction by our carbon, stainless and electrical steel customers - Jacobson & Associates
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • #410 on the Fortune 500
  • Listed among America's most admired companies - Fortune magazine

  • Presidential Award - Subaru
  • Award of Excellence - Integris Metals
  • Top 100 List - Quality Magazine
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2003

  • Full-year company-wide safety performance about 9 times better than steel industry average - OSHA 300 log, AISI reporting companies
  • #376 on the Fortune 500
  • Listed among America's most admired companies - Fortune magazine
  • Max Eward Safety Award, Middletown Coke Plant - American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Superior quality and delivery awards - Toyota
  • First U.S. steelmaker to earn ISO/TS 16949 quality certification across all plants
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