AK Steel awarded ‘Raw Material Supplier of the Year’ honor

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AK Steel awarded ‘Raw Material Supplier of the Year’ honor

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Butler County-based AK Steel was honored May 2 for excellence as FCA US LLC “Raw Material Supplier of the Year.” STAFF FILE PHOTO

AK Steel recently was honored for excellence as FCA US LLC “Raw Material Supplier of the Year.”

The Supplier of the Year awards recognize companies that have shown extraordinary commitment to innovation, quality, warranty, cost, delivery and FCA’s foundational principles.

FCA US is a North American automaker and a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. family of companies that designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands.

“We honor those who continue to fuel our momentum by providing us not only the best ideas and cutting-edge technologies, but also the suppliers who consistently exceed our expectations,” FCA-Global Chief Purchasing Officer Scott Thiele said in a release. “We know that you are the backbone of this industry and the partnerships we have formed over the years have brought forth some of the most exciting vehicles in the market.”

The award was presented May 2 in Rochester, Mich., during a private dinner ceremony at Meadow Brook Hall, the historic home built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge.

FCA is the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales.

AK Steel is Butler County’s third-largest employer with a total of approximately 2,400 full-time employees at its Middletown Works and corporate headquarters in West Chester Twp.

“AK Steel is proud to be a recipient of the automaker’s prestigious supplier award, and we are pleased that FCA US chooses our many products, including our advanced high strength steels, to help achieve their vehicle lightweighting goals,” AK Steel CEO Roger Newport said in a release. “We look forward to continuing to provide FCA US with our high quality and innovative products, backed by the best delivery performance and customer service in the industry.”

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