AK Steel’s Zanesville Works Recognized For Outstanding Safety Performance

West Chester, OH, March 31, 2015—AK Steel’s (NYSE: AKS) Zanesville (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 Zanesville - Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene,” said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  “This achievement speaks volumes about our culture of safety at AK Steel.  We congratulate all of our Zanesville Works employees for their outstanding safety performance.”

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works received the “100% Award for Safety” for operating the entire year of 2014 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses.  The plant also received a “Special Award for Safety” for operating 4,749,309 hours without a lost-time injury between April 21, 2003 and December 31, 2014. 

AK Steel
AK Steel is a world leader in the production of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 8,000 men and women at eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.