Rockport Works is located on the Ohio River in southwest Indiana, about an hour's drive east of Evansville. The new state-of-the-art carbon and stainless steel finishing operations are housed in more than 1,750,000 square feet of buildings. Utilizing the latest manufacturing technologies, the plant incorporates Automated Guidance Vehicles (AGV) and automated cranes to move the steel through the various finishing operations.
Major production facilities include the following:
- Carbon and stainless continuous pickling line
- Stainless continuous annealing and pickling line
- Carbon and stainless continuous cold mill
- Continuous hot dip galvanizing and galvannealing line
- Hydrogen annealing and temper rolling facilities
Steels from Rockport Works include a full range of cold rolled carbon, coated and stainless steels in either the annealed and pickled or temper rolled surface condition. Among Rockport's products are:
Carbon and stainless steels produced on the only cold mill in the world designed to tandem roll austenitic and ferritic grades of stainless steel, as well as carbon steel.
Hot dip galvanized products that are continuously coated on both sides with free zinc, a process that provides a tight metallurgical bond.
Hot dip galvannealed products that are continuously coated on both sides with zinc, then heated by induction to alloy the zinc and create a zinc-iron coating.
The Rockport hot dip galvanizing and galvannealing line incorporates revolutionary proprietary technologies, including induction transition heating which provides rapid, accurate annealing temperature control. In addition, the Rockport Works line produces the widest sheet steel in North America at 80 inches.
Rockport Works has earned ISO/TS-16949, ISO-9001 and Ford Q1 certification. The plant is also a recipient of several customer quality awards, including GM's Supplier of the Year Award and Toyota's Superior Quality and Delivery Award.
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Contact an AK Steel sales office for chemical composition, mechanical properties, gauge and width ranges, mill limits and other detailed product information. Call 800-331-5050 for customer service.