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AK Steel Honored Among Top GM Suppliers

Written by Tim Triplett

AK Steel, a subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs, was named GM Supplier of the Year for Raw Materials during General Motors’ 28th annual Supplier of the Year Awards June 24. AK Steel was among 116 suppliers recognized by GM for their performance in 2019. The award is reserved for suppliers who meet performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost. This was the third consecutive year that AK Steel was recognized.

“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We also believe it’s important to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.”

AK Steel produces a mix of carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive solutions. “We are proud that AK Steel is recognized once again as a premier GM Supplier of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes our dedicated team’s outstanding technical and commercial support to GM. We are committed to continuing to work with GM to design steel solutions for their existing and new vehicles. GM’s commitment to the future of the automotive industry is also our commitment,” said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel.

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