AK Steel wins award

AK Steel has received two “Awards for Steel Excellence” from American Metal Market (AMM), a metal industry publication. The company was named “Steel Producer of the Year” and presented the award for “Best Turnaround of the Decade.” As a result of the company’s performance during the global economic downturn of 2009, AK Steel was named “Steel Producer of the Year.” The company was rated Number One by its carbon and specialty steel customers in overall satisfaction, quality and delivery for the year 2009, and led its major competitors in operating profit per ton during the fourth quarter of 2009. In addition, AK Steel was honored by AMM for achieving the industry’s “Best Turnaround of the Decade,” reflecting the company’s financial transformation that began in the fall of 2003. AK Steel was also a finalist for AMM’s award for “Best Operational Improvements.”

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