AK Steel Named "Corporation of the Year" by Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program

Nov 21, 2013, 10:00 ET from AK Steel

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has received the "Corporation of the Year" award from the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program (GCMCP).  The mission of the GCMCP is to increase corporate legal work for minority attorneys through an alliance comprised of lawyers from leading companies, law firms and government entities located in Greater Cincinnati.  The recognition reflects the commitment by the AK Steel Legal Department to increase the volume of the company's work assigned to minority lawyers and AK Steel's overall support of the GCMCP's mission.

"We are honored to be named Corporation of the Year by the GCMCP," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  "The award exemplifies our corporate values and reflects our commitment to diversity across all areas of our business."  

"The commitment and participation of the AK Steel Legal Department in the GCMCP is a model for every member of the organization," said Richard Moore, Partner at Frost Brown Todd LLC and Co-Chair of the GCMCP.  "We applaud AK Steel's commitment to diversity and congratulate them on this outstanding recognition."  

David C. Horn, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of AK Steel, is a member of the GCMCP Board of Directors and recently was elected to serve as the organization's Co-Chair.  The company has been a member of the GCMCP since 2012.  

In addition to the GCMCP, AK Steel supports INROADS, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Who's Who in Black Cincinnati, the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, the Middletown (OH) unit of the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  The company is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, and has previously been recognized by Toyota for supplier diversity performance achievement.

AK Steel AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,100 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 300 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.  

AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  AK Steel also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate from previously mined ore reserves.