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AK Steel Holding Corporation Overview

West Chester, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
1989
Company - Public (AKS)
Metal & Mineral Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Working at AK Steel Holding Corporation

AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.

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Mission: Our AK Steel team creates innovative, high quality steel solutions for our customers in a safe, responsible and profitable manner.

AK Steel Holding Corporation – Why Work For Us?


Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), AK Steel is the leading producer of flat-rolled carbon and carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), and operates eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) and one tube plant in Mexico.

Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides customer solutions through carbon and stainless tubing products, die design and tooling, and hot and cold stamping. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), and operates eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) and one tube plant in Mexico.

Roger K. Newport is AK Steel's Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was named CEO January 1, 2016.

AK Steel is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AKS and is a component of the FORTUNE 500 – aligning the company with many of the most prominent corporations in America.

AK Steel employs about 9,400 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; Dearborn, Michigan and its corporate headquarters and subsidiaries. 

AK Steel's 2016 revenues reached approximately $5.88 billion. The company was named "Steel Producer of the Year" by American Metal Market in 2010 and is recognized by Toyota for quality performance and supplier diversity achievement.

AK Steel’s heritage spans more than 118 years, beginning in 1899 when the company’s predecessor, Armco, was incorporated in Middletown, Ohio. Over the past century, the company has been a leader in innovation in the steel industry, provided jobs to hundreds of thousands of people, given back to its communities and provided pensions and benefits to generations of retirees.

Today, the company is focused on a strategy to ensure we are well positioned to produce innovative products and processes to surpass the needs of our customers today and for the future.  Additional information is available at www.aksteel.com.

At AK Steel, our key values of Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Innovation are the foundation of our business as we work to fulfill our mission of operating in a safe, responsible and profitable manner.

Safety

AK Steel consistently outperforms the steel industry safety average by a wide margin. Our approach to safety is more than a business objective; it is part of our operating culture. It is the foundation of all we do because what matters most is having our employees end their shifts as safely as they started them.

AK Steel's Occupational Health & Safety Policy 

  • Commit necessary resources to comply with all applicable legal and other requirements, as well as incident prevention and necessary continuous improvement;
  • Reduce and eliminate risks through safety and health procedures and emergency preparedness programs;
  • Develop, implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) procedures;
  • Evaluate on a routine basis compliance with all applicable OH&S procedures;
  • Strive for continual improvement in the effectiveness of its OH&S management efforts.

Quality
At AK Steel, we take a planned approach to continuous improvement of our products, processes, and services in order to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations 100% of the time.

Productivity
As leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, AK Steel operates flexible facilities that help us adapt to ever-changing market conditions and customer needs.

Innovation
Throughout all our operations, we drive innovation throughout our processes and our products. We build on a longstanding heritage of innovation to create high-quality steel solutions that surpass our customers’ needs today and for the future.

At AK Steel, where differences are respected and embraced, we believe that diversity and a culture of inclusion are key elements of continued success. This philosophy helps us achieve our business objectives and enhances the professional growth and development of our employees. We have created an environment where all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information, are given the opportunity to fully contribute. 

Diversity Recognition

  • 2013 - Named Corporation of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program
  • 2012 - Recognized by Toyota for supplier diversity performance achievement
  • 2011 - Recognized by Toyota for supplier diversity performance achievement
  • 2010 - Recognized by Toyota for supplier diversity performance achievement
  • 2009 - AK Steel employee receives “Buyer of the Year” nomination from the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2009 - Recognized by Toyota for supplier diversity performance achievement

At AK Steel, great people, innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement help drive our overall success. Our employees represent a diverse range of personal backgrounds and professional skill sets, which helps us consistently deliver world-class quality and service to our customers. As a leader in flat-rolled steel manufacturing, we employ men and women who are driven to succeed, passionate about their work, dedicated to being part of a team, results oriented and relentless in the pursuit of innovation and continuous improvement.

AK Steel offers career opportunities in a wide variety of areas: 

  • Engineering
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Government and Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Law and Environmental Affairs
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Systems
  • Research and Development
  • Sales and Customer Service

College Co-op and Internship Programs

AK Steel also offers paid co-op and internship programs that provide real world experience to students across a variety of academic disciplines. Interns typically work during the summer months, while co-ops follow a rotating schedule throughout the year. If you are interested in a co-op or intern position, contact the co-op and internship coordinator at your college or university, or call the local Manager, Human Resources at an AK Steel facility near you.

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AK Steel Holding Corporation photo of: Employees gather at the start of the Annual AK 5K held at our company's headquarters. The annual event promotes healthy living while supporting a local charity.
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AK Steel Holding Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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