The AK Tube plant in Walbridge, Ohio, was recently 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 Northwest Ohio Safety Council.

The Walbridge plant received the "Special Award for Safety" for operating for more than 1.2 million man-hours without a lost-time injury between March 17, 2009, and June 13, 2013. This is the fifth time the plant has received the award. 

AK Steel's corporate-wide safety performance also led the steel industry by a wide margin for 2013.

"We are honored to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene, an achievement that speaks volumes about our culture of safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our employees at AK Tube in Walbridge for their continued dedication to outstanding safety performance."

Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels primarily for automotive, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs approximately 6,100 people in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana. 

For more information, visit www.aksteel.com.