This excerpt taken from the AKS 8-K filed Jul 25, 2006.
Safety, Customer Recognition and Environmental Progress
During the second quarter, Zanesville Works employees received three safety council awards for their exceptional safety performance during 2005, including an award for working the entire year without a lost-time injury.
AK Steel was honored in the quarter with a Gold World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company. The Gold Award, Fords highest supplier recognition, signifies excellence in quality, cost and delivery. AK Steel was the only steel company in the world to receive a Gold Award from Ford.
In April, AK Steel completed Phase Two of a $65 million project to install upgraded and additional air emission control systems at Middletown Works to meet Maximum Achievable Control Technology standards of the federal Clean Air Act. The Phase Two system at the basic oxygen furnace, along with the Phase One system completed last year at the blast furnace, now captures more than 90% of airborne emissions from those facilities.